“In meticulous detail, Sangita Phadke portrays larger than life fruit, vegetables, and flowers in the limelight, showcasing the reality and glory of nature. Her paintings are elegantly formal, theatrically lit and spectacularly realistic. With loving consideration and faithful precision, she describes every dimple on a glistening orange, the subtle nuances of color blushing across a white rose petal, or a gleaming water droplet ready to slide down the flesh of a shimmering red fig. She is delighted when viewers describe her artwork as mouth watering, and she takes as a high compliment the fact that fruit flies were once found hovering around her paintings”
– Deborah Secor, The Pastel Journal
Mary's Comments - "Sangita's work almost compels me to reach into the painting and pick up a piece of fruit. It is a beauty to behold. The skill she employs and the beauty of the finished painting is remarkable. I look upon my vegetables and fruit in an entirely different way now. Still, she is able to paint some illusive quality that I don't think a photograph could capture. She is an original. She is not copying someone else. She is forging new ground. Who would not want her work gracing their home?"
Sangita Phadke is a leading pastel artist specializing in larger than life fruits, vegetables, and flowers. As a self-taught artist, she has developed her realistic style through the experimentation of color and an obsession with detail.
Phadke began her art career in 2007. Since then, she has been the recipient of over 50 awards and has been featured in The Pastel Journal, The Artist's Magazine, France's Pratique des Arts, and Southwest Art Magazine where she was named one of the 21 "Young Artists to Collect Now."
Sangita is featured in the Art in Embassies, Department of State website.
Her award winning paintings have hung in the Butler Institute of American Art, the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Art Gallery of Hamilton Ontario, the San Diego Art Institute, as well as several galleries and private collections. In 2010 she was invited to display her work at a government sponsored pastel exhibition in Taipei Taiwan.
Phadke is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle in 2010.
Sangita Phadke was born in Barrington, Illinois. She earned her BA in finance at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. As a self-taught artist, Sangita has developed her photo-realistic style through the manipulation of light and an obsession with detail. Highly regarded as a still-life artist, her larger than life fruits and vegetables have earned her numerous awards including the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor and Best in Show at the Somerset Art Association. Sangita’s work has been shown in national and international exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, the Butler Institute of American Art, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Art Gallery of Hamilton Ontario, and the Artists Magazine.
Mary Martin GALLERY
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