Ranjini is a fine artist working primarily in the medium of colored pencil. She has been working with this medium for more than 12 years and draws inspiration from her rich cultural heritage. She works out of her home studio in San Ramon, California. She also teaches colored pencil classes locally and all across the US.
Her colored pencil art has been juried into several National and International shows across the US & UK, like the Salmagundi Annual non-member exhibition, Leading masters of Contemporary Realism (International guild of Realism), California State Fair, Women Painters of Washington and Colored Pencil Society of America’s International shows and UK color pencil society International show. Ranjini’s works has also been published in the Strokes of Genius 4&5, American Artist, International Artist, American Art Collector, Southwest arts magazine, Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine & Art Guide Northwest.
Ranjini is a five year merit signature and a Lifetime member the Colored Pencil Society of America (www.cpsa.org). Ranjini is the brand ambassador and featured artist for Koh-I-Noor USA colored pencils. She also runs her own school in San Ramon where she enjoys educating the young minds with various art forms.
“Inspired by the finer nuances of simple everyday subjects, I embody my work with a variety of moods by using expressive color and dramatic lighting. Although I prefer to work in a realistic style, I like my art to be a passionate interpretation, rather than a replication of what I see. Light, Color and design excites me and I try to demonstrate how life extends beyond the subject limitations.
Although I work on a variety of subject matter, I enjoy working on Still-life genre the most using Origami models and reflective surfaces. Colored pencil is always my medium of choice but I constantly explore other mediums and combine them with colored pencil to keep things interesting. My unique method of combining colored pencils with water soluble wax crayons on sanded surface allows me to create vivid, realistic drawings in a fraction of time compared to traditional colored pencil drawings. “
Publications & Features
Draw Reflections published by Ann Kullberg – Featured artist
Jumpstart Step by Step lesson Guide published by Ann Kullberg
Color Pencil Artwork featured in Discovering Drawing 3rd edition by Sallaye Megan-cox , high school art textbook by Davis publications
Article in Northwest Colored Pencil tips II
Featured in The New Colored Pencil –published by Northlight books
Pencils.com – Artist of the week – Click here to read the article
Strokes of Genius 5 – Composition
CP Magazine by Ann Kullberg – Cover and Profile Feature ( October 2013 Issue)
American Art Collector – November 2013 Issue
Colored Pencil work featured in Strokes of Genius 4-Exploring line
Cp- Treasures – Colored Pencil Masterworks
Art Guide Northwest 2012
Professional Artist Magazine – Artist Spotlight ( Jun-July 2012 issue)
Best of Worldwide Still life & Abstracts artists Vol I
21 under 31 3rd place winner – Southwest Arts Magazine ( September 2009 )
International Artist Magazine (April – May 2008)
American Artist Magazine (December 2007)