Prerna Kapoor, Indian Japanese Contemporary Artist
I consider myself a global citizen. At the age of 15, I received an art scholarship to study Fine Arts in Edinburgh, Scotland, which introduced me to my passion and calling. From my wonderful teacher Ms. Francesca Shaw, I firmed in my resolve to learn and to further explore my love for colors. Ms. Shaw’s belief and encouragement turned into my motivation. From being a Japanese interpreter and translator to a devoted art painter, the journey has had its moments of vacillation as well. While completing my advanced degree, I was able to rediscover my Indian roots and even had an opportunity to showcase my work in some of the leading art galleries of New Delhi. It enriched my color palette and added to my repertoire.
Experiencing such diverse cultures has had a unique influence on the nuances of my thought process, which have found their way onto my canvasses through my brushes and colors. I have been extremely blessed to amalgamate these many influences in my work. From the Japanese Sumi art, where each stroke is expressive and speaks to its distinctly meditative culture, to the Indian influence which brings a riot of colors and textures in a traditional way—plus nuances of Scotland and Singapore, where I lived for a time—my work and I have been enriched with an ever-evolving vocabulary.
I now live in Parker and fall in love every day with the refreshing scenic beauty and gorgeous skies which often find their way onto my canvasses.
Nature in all its splendor and glory is an immense inspiration for my landscapes. My abstract paintings are an endeavor to explore the hitherto, unknown realms of my own complex consciousness. I’m happy for opportunities to exhibit my work in various shows, and to continue my path along this colorful, inward journey that finds outward expression and audience. PrernaKapoor.com