Ranjani Mohana was born and raised in India and currently lives in Northern California. Her creative passion made her to explore sewing, crafts and painting. Ranjani is mostly a self taught artist and is currently concentrating on painting with pastels. Her painting skills have been soaring high this past three years.
She says "Indulging in nature and admiring God's creation was an exciting journey, I am not only able to see it in my everyday life, I am now able to capture them all, the beautiful little flowers on the roadside, the sunlight playing hide and seek through the orange grooves, the beautiful lamp ematicing light, the reflection through the glass window...you name it, there was beauty to uplift one's spirit and leap with joy everywhere around us. Thus the inspiration, my imaginations combined with my love for pastels brought me to this indulgence in drawing in pastel."
Of recent she is exploring her skills in abstracts with acrylics.
The highlight of Ranjani's sucess in this year 2010 is being selected by Co Founder of SF MOMA Art Gallery, Mariam Parmenter to create 50 paintings of size 6"x6", for the 50-50 Show at the Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA. The show is open from July 29 - August 30, 2010
Here is a synopsis of the theme "Pathway"
Life is an amazing journey of various paths and not all are clearly defined ways. Some beckons attention and some demands contemplation. The allure of what lies ahead and wondering what awaits around the bend can be mysterious and adventurous. There are steps to climb, water to tread and bridges to cross as well as snowy paths, dusty lanes, tunnels and deep woods along these paths. Life paths offer us opportunities to find our passions and pursue them. It is our responsibility adhering to God’s graciousness and making the best of all the paths that life leads us on. These experiences give meaning to life.