Artist Bio & Statement
Rinal Parikh’s art reflects the heritage and vibrant culture of her native India. childhood fascination with color and composition, portraying spontaneity and energy with saturated color in various media.Rinal Parikh’s art reflects the heritage and Rinal, a self-taught artist, draws on a Her subjects are influenced by life in India, and she studies the many different styles of Indian painting that vary from state to state: “Although they are from the same country,” she says, “they are very different from each other- I find it intriguing.”
Rinal’s work has appeared in India in group exhibitions and on magazine covers. In the United States, she made her debut with a solo exhibit at The Creative Living Room in Swarthmore, and has been featured in exhibits at Demuth Art Museum of Lancaster, Rittenhouse square Art Festival, Swarthmore Borough Hall, The Plastic club, The Philadelphia Sketch Club and all year long exhibit Tyme Gallery in Havertown and Berwyn art and Photo Gallery. She teaches children’s and adult watercolor classes in Swarthmore.
Rinal is treasurer of Swarthmore Friends of Arts, Board member at Wallingford community art center. Rinal serves co-chair for dimension of Art at Swarthmore-Rutledge school. She is also member at Da Vinci art alliance, Montgomery county guild of Proffesional Artist (MCGOPA), Chester county art association, Philadelphia watercolor society, Greater Norristown Art League (GNAL).
“I believe in always improving myself, learning from every stage in life and from nature. I love incorporating several mediums into my art, and get inspired by Indian folk art.-Madhubani from Madhubani district, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh and Warli from Maharashtra. My subject choice are directly influenced by my childhood memories in India. I also choose subjects that are based on my emotions, thoughts and experience from my day to day life. All in all, my work is modern adaptation of the traditional Indian folk art.”