Artist Anshu Priya



Anshu Priya | Artist Statement

I have been painting full time for the last one and a half years. My watercolor and mixed media paintings depict the everyday life, travel experiences and relationships. I developed basic painting skills at the Burlingame, California Parks and Recreation Center classes and then honed them at workshops conducted by various artists like Elio Camacho, John Muir Laws and John Erwin. My instinct and intuition guide my art in terms of the medium as well as the subjects I choose. I am enjoying getting integrated into the thriving art scene in Arizona

Recent Art Activity :

  • Juried into the Herberger Art Gallery Show ‘Celebration of our Earth’ as one of the twelve featured artists (April to June 2021)
  • Participating artist in The Millet House, Mesa’s virtual ‘ART While apART / Black Lives Matter show (June – August 2020)
  • Juried into the 2020 Arizona Watercolor Association show at Holland Gallery, Scottsdale (September 2020)
  • Awarded Third Place in the watercolors category at the juried Arizona State Fair Fine Arts Show (October 2019)
  • Juried into the Small Works show organized by Portrait Artists of Arizona (October 2019)

Member at:

Tempe Artists Guild , Portrait Artists of Arizona, Arizona Watercolor Association

Instagram: @anshupriya13
Facebook: @anshupriyaart

My Art Experience during Covid -19

Anshu Priya

“Unlike many who used their time to take up a new hobby, plant a garden, or even declutter their homes, all I managed to do during this pandemic was to binge on COVID -19 data, and make some art. Both were empowering and therapeutic. The George Floyd tragedy shook me to my bones, and some of it is reflected in my paintings.  Embracing a slower pace of life in general, there were weeks when I painted incessantly, but then there were days when nothing worked. I was also grateful for the art tours, discussions, and demos that artists and museums were offering virtually, most of them for free.

“Art continues to be a silent, soulful companion during this anomalous time, when unsettling events seem to overtake me and my loved ones.”

Anshu Priya - 'Health and Happiness' copy

Artist: Anshu Priya
Title: Health and Happiness
8″ x 10″

Anshu writes: “We are all trying to focus on staying healthy and happy in these grim times. Avocados perk up our nutrition as well as our mood!”

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Anshu Priya -'Praying for Peace' copy

Artist: Anshu Priya
Title: Praying for Peace
8″ x 10″

Anshu writes, “I pray and hope for a world where there is peace, freedom and equality for everyone.”

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