About Rinal Parikh

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Rinal Parikh's art reflects the heritage and vibrant culture of her native India.

Rinal, a self-taught artist, draws on a childhood fascination with color and composition, portraying spontaneity and energy with saturated color in various media.

Her subjects are influenced by life in India, and she studies the many different styles of Indian painting that vary from state to state: "Although they are from the same country," she says, "they are very different from each other- I find it intriguing." Rinal's work has appeared in India in group exhibitions and on magazine covers. In the United States, she made her debut with a solo exhibit at The Creative Living Room in Swarthmore 7 years ago, and since than her work has been featured many juried exhibits at venues like Demuth Art Museum, Rittenhouse Square Art Festival, Swarthmore Borough Hall, The Plastic club, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Wallingford Community Arts Center, Mainline Art Center, Chester County Art Association to name the few. Her work is represented by Mala Galleria in Kenneth Square, PA. Rinal has won several awards for her work and has done Artist talks for adults on Indian folk art and her modern take on them. Recently, Rinal’s work was published in Magazine Philadelphia Stories, winter edition 2015. She teaches children’s and adult watercolor classes in Swarthmore. Rinal’s artwork are mainly found in Private collection USA, Canada, Germany and in India.

 Rinal serves as a Treasurer for Swarthmore Friends of Arts, Board member at Wallingford Community Arts Center, Associate at Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artist (MCGOPA). Rinal is juried Professional Artist Member of Mainline Art Center. She is also co-chair for Dimensions in Art program at Swarthmore-Rutledge school in Swarthmore. Rinal is also member at Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Da vinci Art Alliance, Media Art Council, Chester County Art Association and Great Norristown Art League (GNAL).

"I believe in always improving myself, learning from every stage in life and from nature. I love incorporating several mediums into my art, and especially love Indian folk art.-Madhubani from Madhubani district, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, Warli from Maharashtra. My subject choice are directly influenced by my childhood memories in India. I also choose subjects that are based on my emotions, thoughts and experience from my day to day life. All in all, my work is modern adaptation of the
traditional Indian folk art.”