Varsha Bhatia RI  Watercolour Artist
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Varsha Bhatia graduated from the Sir J.J.College of Architecture, Bombay in 1978 with a degree in Architecture. She worked as an Architectural Assistant in Bombay for 3 years with a leading practice in architecture / interior design.

Varsha moved to England in 1982 and worked in a Cambridge based architectural practice.

Varsha has been exhibiting her watercolour paintings in the UK and overseas. She uses the medium of watercolour in her work, often incorporating her unique style of paper cutting. This creates a three- dimensional effect within her paintings. She utilizes her architectural background to draw ideas for her artwork, focusing on Indian as well as Western Architectural monuments, studying their details, styles and atmosphere. She paints buildings, giving particular attention to detail. Recently, she has done some work in ink as well.

Awards:

  • St Cuthberts Mill Award at the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition
  • The Schmincke Award at the RI Exhibition
  • Winsor & Newton Award for Best Painting at the SWA Exhibition
  • Frank Herring Award for Architectural Painting at the RI Exhibition

Exhibitions:

She has shown her work at the following Exhibitions :

2019:

  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Drawing Now Exhibition at Rye Art Gallery, Rye
  • RI Members Exhibition at The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey

2018:

  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
  • Watercolor International IV, Thessaloniki, Greece

2017:

  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
  • VIEWS The Star & Garter and its Setting exhibition- Richmond
  • Watercolor salon II, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Christmas Show at Beaux Arts, Bath

2016:

  • RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2015:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual exhibition
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Spring Exhibition by The Rona Group of Artists
  • Autumn Exhibition by The Rona Group of Artists

2014:

  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
  • Invited to Participate in Watermedia International Thessaloniki WIT2014 Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Society of Women Artists (SWA) annual exhibition

2013:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual exhibition
  • Spring Exhibition by The Rona Group of Artists
  • Pathways by The Rona Group of Artists

2012:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual Exhibition
  • Imagine by The Rona Group of Artists
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
  • Arts For India Chatiry Auction in London

2011:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual Exhibition
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Genius of the Place Exhibition of Gray's Inn and Gardens , London - by The Rona Group of Artists
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2010:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual Exhibition
  • Inns & Outs Exhibition of the historic Inns of Court, London - by The Rona Group of Artists
  • Images of St Paul's in the 21st Century Exhibition - Invited to participate in this group exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the completion of St Paul's Cathedral, London
  • Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2009:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual Exhibition
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • RWS / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2008:

  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual Exhibition
  • Society of Women Artists (SWA) annual Exhibition
  • RWS / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2007:

  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) C21 Open Exhibition
  • Society of Women Artists (SWA) annual Exhibition
  • Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2006:

  • Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) C21 Open Exhibition
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Art & Design Show, Mumbai, India, organized by Ogaan Publications
  • Society of Women Artists (SWA) annual exhibition
  • Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

2005:

  • Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) annual exhibition
  • Society of Women Artists (SWA) annual exhibition
  • Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) C21 Open Exhibition
  • Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

 

Work in Public Collection:

  • Gray's Inn, London
  • Hertfordshire County Council Schools Art Collection

Publications:

  • The Artist Magazine (UK) - November 2009
  • Video Film "Architecture In Watercolour" by Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and St Cuthberts Mill
  • Elle Decor Magazine (India)

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