About

  



Garima Parakh is a Boston based American artist who was born in Jodhpur, India. She is an inventor at heart and emotional by nature. She found art as the perfect outlet to express herself.

Math and science were her favorite subjects while growing up. Although she liked art, it took a back seat. She completed her Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications and worked as a software engineer for 15 years. 

When she got older, her passion for art grew. She read numerous books and took workshops and painted daily since 2011. Finally, she decided to pursue her passion for art full-time. Oil is her medium of choice. Garima is happily married and has two kids. Her other interests are chess and ping-pong. 



ARTIST STATEMENT

Creating art that has great color, depth and mood is my key objective. I use a combination approach from wet-on-wet to layered to scraping using both brush and palette knife. In my recent work, I am attempting to use shapes of color,  transparency, and layers to create an interesting surface and design.




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