Megha at the door leading to her watercolor journey…

Contact

E-mail: [email protected]

Commissions

Commissioning work can be hit or miss. I make the process easier in two ways: 1) giving you transparent, up-front pricing & delivery estimates, and 2) collaborating closely throughout, including helping pick a reference photo if you like.

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artist statement

I am many things. Here, I'm a watercolor artist.

Watercolors found me when I was about to become a mom. I painted with the belief that my baby would connect with that creative energy (he has, the little painterly scamp!). Little did I know that I would rediscover my own childlike enthusiasm for painting.

I love light. It is the essence of my paintings. I strive to paint the child behind the radiant smile; the wonder in sunlight spilling across almonds soaking in a bowl of water; to bring life to mangoes that soon will bring joy to somebody.

When I find myself lost in details, it’s light that brings focus back to me. When I am overwhelmed by choice, light brings out the simpler story within each scene. And when I’m afraid inspiration has abandoned me, it is the fleeting magic of the light within us all that returns it to me.

 

About

Megha Mehra is a watercolor artist.

She was born and raised in Bangalore, India. Like most children, she loved to draw, imitating her mother’s painting styles. But as with many kids, she fell into the rat race and did not seriously take up painting for years.

Ten years ago, she moved to Virginia. Her journey into watercolors began shortly thereafter, when she was blessed with a son. As a self-taught artist, her approach is honest and bold.

Megha Mehra’s watercolors have been exhibited at solo shows across Virginia. Her work was selected for the 39th annual exhibition of the Virginia Watercolor Society. She believes strongly in using her work to give back to society. Last year, her painting ‘The Gift’ was auctioned to raise money for an orphanage.

She currently serves as the representative for Virginia in the International Watercolor Society (IWS). Megha offers classes for watercolor novices and journeymen artists. Her private collectors reside in the USA, UK & India.

SOLO SHOWS

  • 2017: Gum Spring Library, Virginia

  • 2017: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, Virginia

  • 2019: SOLO show, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Virginia.

    AWARDS & Honors

  • 2018: Exhibited, “Seva (Selfless Service)”, 39th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society

  • 2018: 1st prize in “Artistic Challenge’ contest March 2018

  • 2018: Auctioned, “The Gift”, Sahaita charity event

  • 2019: IWS, Virginia representative

  • 2019: Exhibited, “The good life”, Art League, Alexandria

  • 2019: Juror at the Kerala Association in DC

  • 2019: Exhibited, “Play, Pause, Reflect”, 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society, Virginia

  • 2019: 'Ralph Smith Memorial Award of Excellence' at the 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society, Virginia

  • 2019: Won ‘Among Best 50' award for “Between a brick and my dreams’, GAWA Annual International Watercolor Online Contest

  • 2019. Exhibited, “The good life”, Central Virginia Watercolor Society, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • 2019: Won ‘Appreciation Award’ for “Play, Pause, Reflect, Abu Rawash International Online Contest

  • 2019: Exhibited, ’When I grow up’, International Watercolor Society (IWS) Albania