Usha Shukla

Usha Shukla
Abstract;Fine Art;Modern Artist
Pleasanton, CA, USA

Story, Interpreter of nature:

Nature, color, and mediation are the three keywords in Usha Shukla’s life and abstract painting. Growing up in the colorful Indian culture, Shukla developed a high sensitivity to color. The vibrant colors are rooted in her childhood memories. As a first-generation immigrant, Shukla felt out of place and disoriented after moving to California. She found sanctuary in nature and immersed herself in it, feeling the air and observing the light. Air is an integral natural element and acts as a tool in Shukla’s unique painting technique. Shukla transports her interpretation of nature-- the light and shadows, and her emotions, into multiple layers of colors and shapes on her canvas. In Usha’s world, the color is not still: it is moving, it has temperature, and it has texture. Shukla’s artwork represents a balance between her subconscious landscape and the physical world. Her emotional and meditative paintings invoke a sense of a non-judgmental and peaceful place for the viewer.

Fun Fact

Shukla always signs on the back of her paintings because she wants people to recognize her work without seeing her name on it.

Dewdrops 04, 2021 Usha Shukla
Laelia 02, 2018 Usha Shukla
Moonlight, 2021 Usha Shukla
Morning light, 2021 Usha Shukla
Feels Like Summer, 2021 Usha Shukla
Tulip Fields, 2021 Usha Shukla
Hot Cactus, 2021 Usha Shukla
First Day of Spring 2, 2021 Usha Shukla
First Day of Spring 1, 2021 Usha Shukla
Hibiscus at Night, 2021 Usha Shukla
Yellow Sky, 2021 Usha Shukla
Blue Moon, 2021 Usha Shukla
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Pleasanton, CA, USA