Art Classes and Workshops. Commissions. Paint Parties. Fundraisers
About the Artist
I was born in the port town of Mangalore on the West Coast of India. My adventure with Art began as a young child when my mother saw potential in my doodling and enrolled me in drawing and painting under the tutelage of a local artist in Mangalore.
I am heavily influenced by the works of Modern American Artists like Richard Schmid, John Singer Sargent, Indian Artist Raja Ravi Varma and the Dutch Grand Masters and so many other Artists that have left their mark behind for humble artists like me to study and learn. I love to travel and explore new lands and cultures, meet new people and these experiences most often become an inspiration for my paintings. Most, if not all of my paintings are inspired by my travels or experiences.
I live in Campbell, California with my husband and two wonderful sons. I recently went back to work full time in Silicon Valley after a self declared sabbatical of 3 years during which I dedicated myself to the study of Art and Creative Writing. Although I do not have the time to teach Art, I continue to practice Art and write in my studio during my spare time and take on limited commitments to do Demos or conduct Paint Parties for fundraising.
I am currently showing my work at Aegis Gallery in Downtown Saratoga, California.
Artfully yours Majella Pinto
Shows and Awards
Solo show - 'Ambient Passages' Aegis Gallery, 2019