Hi! I’m Seema and I’m a watercolor artist! Nature is my muse, and the main inspiration behind my paintings. I love painting loose and abstract florals, and can paint all day long. My mom an artist, taught me all I needed to know about the basics of watercolor. So today it makes me very happy to know that I can do the same and inspire someone to pick up a brush.
KINGART asks: Was your mom a Watercolor artist? How did she encourage your personal creativity and how have you perfected your technique and developed your own style?
My mom loved working with watercolors, oils and acrylics although she claims watercolors are her favorite. She created textile patterns for a company. During holidays she painted beautiful greeting cards for friends and family.
My earliest memory is of my mom working on her artwork while peeking over at me and guiding and teaching me from time to time as I worked on my own little watercolor piece.
For many years I painted very little but in 2017 things started changing. With kids having grown up, I found myself gravitating towards watercolors again. I started painting regularly and gradually developed a style of my own - loose and whimsical - something you can see in most of my pieces.
KINGART asks: What do you use for references when painting your abstract florals?
I feel happiest when I spend time in nature and I receive most of my inspiration from the wildflowers and landscape around me! I also love to experiment with art tools and love the possibility of creating unique pieces with them.
KINGART asks: Can you share some tips for anyone looking to loosen their style a bit more?
- Practice consistently. This is the number one key to loosen up your style.
- Explore different methods or medium. It helps you grow and mature your style.
- Be patient! You’ll get there!
EXAMPLES OF SEEMA'S WORK
We’re so thankful Seema shares her watercolor painting talents with us using our watercolor paint sets!