Vanaja mulagada

I come from a family of artists. My father, a well-known artist in southern India has been my source of inspiration and encouragement. My husband and I moved to Portland in 1997 and we have raised our children in the Bethany area. I took a break from serious artistic endeavors to be a stay at home mother. Since then, I picked up my paints and brushes, my first passion.

I find inspiration in Oregon’s scenic beauty which I often capture in photographs, to paint.

I now primarily work in watercolors and acrylics. I have been with Village Gallery of Arts since 2017 where I learn from and enjoy my community of fellow artists. In this recent Covid times I  started my creative journey on Instagram and I joined WSO as well.

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