Sangita Phadke is a self-taught pastel artist who has come a long way in her short career. She began her career in 2007 and is now a full time artist, opting to pursue her passion for art over a career in finance and consulting. She says, “I learned that being passionate about my career is so important.” Having been named one of Southwest Art’s 21 “Young Artists to Collect Now” in 2010, it seems she made a great choice!
Phadke derives her creative spark from taking long drives in the car. She finds inspiration by her surroundings, their amazing colors, and their imagery. “I have to pull over and park,” she says, “so I can photograph or sketch a scene. “
When she gets the photograph or sketch back to her studio, she takes full advantage of her ability to apply several layers, a quality about working in pastels which she greatly enjoys. When she has finished a painting it has about ten layers of pastel.
Another source of inspiration for Phadke is natural foods and buying locally. She desires to paint fruits and vegetables that glamourize natural foods and create paintings which showcase the produce for each of the 50 states. Her goal: “I want to give people a chance to think more about healthy eating by making local choices.”
In order to fully appreciate the beauty of her work, come by the Gallery and explore Sangita’s passionate art.
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