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"I want to be somewhere between design and reality."

Garima Parakh is a Boston based artist. She likes to paint New England landscapes and still life oil paintings. She worked in technology for 15 years before taking up painting full time in 2012. Garima has participated in several Plein-air events and juried shows in New England.  Her paintings are in private collections all over the country.


ARTIST STATEMENT

Creating art that has great color, depth, and mood is my key goal. Nature is my inspiration, but I do not try to copy nature. My work tries to convey an emotion or depict a moment. Generally, I start a painting by looking at the subject in front of me. As the painting progresses, it takes its own form. For example, I might change the background, to enhance certain areas. I might make the shadows longer to create a better composition. It is this push and pull of design and reality that interests me. 



Awards
First Place, Andover Art in the Park 2015, Andover, MA


Shows

2019
Amesbury Open Studios, Amesbury, MA ( coming up Nov 9, Nov 10)
Cape Anne Plein Air (CAPA) Quick Draw competition
Newburyport Art at the Bartlet Mall
Wickford Art Festival
Beacon Hill Art Walk

2018
Andover Artist Guild Winter Show, 2018
Amesbury Open Studios, Amesbury, MA
Cape Anne Plein Air (CAPA) Quick Draw competition
Newburyport Art at the Bartlet Mall

Wickford Art Festival
Andover Artist Guild Fall Show and Plein Air event, Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA
Fall Juried Show Part I, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Solo Show, Flint Memorial Library, North Reading, MA, October 2018
Andover Artist Guild Group Show, June 2018
Solo Show, Andover Senior Center, May 2018
Andover Artist Guild Spring Show, 2018
Andover Artist Guild Fall Show, 2017
2017
Amesbury Open Studios, Amesbury, MA
Whistler house museum of Arts, Fall Juried Show 2017, Lowell, MA
Andover Artist Guild Fall Show and Plein Air event, Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA
Cape Anne Plein Air (CAPA) Quick Draw competition
Illuminations, Mass General Hospital Cancer Center
Places, Juried Show, Andover Historical Society, Andover, MA
8 Cubed,  Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
7th Annual Plein Air, Jericho, Vermont
20th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Artist of the Month in May, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
Cuisinart 2017, Maynard Elks Lodge, Maynard, MA
Winter Members Juried Show Part II, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Andover Artist Guild Spring and Summer show, Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA
2016
Shawsheen River Arts, Juried Show, Andover Historical Society, Andover, MA
19th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Winter Members Juried Show Part II, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Monthly art exhibit, Center at Punchard, Andover, MA
Spring Show, Art Institute Group of Greater Merrimack Valley, Methuen, MA
Andover Artist Guild Spring and Winter show, Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA
Andover Art in the Park, Andover, MA
Salisbury Art Stroll, Salisbury, MA
2015  
New Members Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Holiday Show and Sale, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
Passages Juried Show, Andover Historical Society, Andover, MA
Andover Artist Guild Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter show, Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA
Andover Art in the Park
2014
Andover Artist Guild Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter show, Rolling Ridge, North Andover, MA