Vinita was born and brought up in India. She has been settled in the U.S. and in North Carolina for the past six years and this is where she was first introduced to pastels. Art has been her passion since childhood and she worked as a graphic designer in India. After coming to North Carolina, she took courses in drawing and color theory at Meredith College and has been taking pastel classes with L. Diane Johnson, who is a renowned plein air artist.
Although having worked in different media, Vinita now primarily works with soft pastels, enjoying the spontaneity and vivid colors of the medium. Her subjects include objects in and around her home. She is influenced and inspired by the works of Impressionists especially Edgar Degas and likes to work in a free and spontaneous manner.
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