Title: Giant Reflections Medium : Colored Pencil Size: 12x25 2016

Title: Relationship Anxiety Medium : Colored Pencil Size: 12x16 2015

Title: Remembering the Light Within Medium : Colored Pencil Size: 18x24 2017

Title: Unity In Diversity Medium : Colored Pencil Size: 11x22 2017

Title: Carnival Glass II Medium : Colored Pencil Size: 12x16 2016

Artist Statement

Inspired by the finer nuances of simple everyday subjects, I embody my work with a variety of moods by using expressive color and dramatic lighting. Although I prefer to work in a realistic style, I like my art to be a passionate interpretation, rather than a replication of what I see. Light, Color and design excites me and I try to demonstrate how life extends beyond the subject limitations.

My style of work includes traditional still life’s as well as contemporary set-ups. I enjoy working with still-life based on Origami models which I fold myself. My most recent works are series of florals with a touch of humor

Artist Bio

Ranjini was born in Chennai, India. She moved to the US more than a decade ago and currently resides in California's Bay area with her husband.

Ranjini's works have been juried and won awards in several National and International shows across the US & UK, like the Salmagundi Annual non-member exhibition, Leading masters of Contemporary Realism (International guild of Realism), Women Painters of Washington and Colored Pencil Society of America's International shows and UK color pencil society International show. Her works have also been published in the Artist Magazine, Strokes of Genius 4&5, American Artist, International Artist, American Art Collector, Southwest arts magazines and several e-zines. In 2009, Southwest Art Magazine named her third out of the top 21 artists world-wide under the age of 31.

Ranjini is a Five-year merit, Signature and lifetime member of Colored Pencil Society of America (www.cpsa.org). Her works can be collected through the Triton Museum Store in San Jose, CA and Blackhawk Galleries in Danville, CA.




Group show with CPSA San Jose Chapter DC - San Ramon Public Library
Explore This! 13 – International mixed media Online juried show by Colored Pencil Society of America
‘SYNCOPATION’ – Group Show, Blackhawk Gallery Danville, CA
California State Fair Fine art Juried Show in Sacramento


‘ILLUMINATIONS’ – Group show , Blackhawk Gallery, Danville,CA
Salon at the Triton Museum of Art: A 2d Art Juried Show, San Jose, CA
“Fresh Works VI” – Juried Exhibition at Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA
24th International Juried Exhibition & Convention- Colored Pencil Society of America, Tacoma, WA


California State Fair Fine art Juried Show in Sacramento
Black Hawk Gallery – “Rhapsody” exhibit May 2015- July 2015
Roby King Galleries – Drawing Invitational Show , Bainbridge Island, WA (March 6- 31)
23rd International Juried Exhibition & Convention – Colored Pencil Society of America, Atlanta, GA
San Ramon Group of Galleries – Lindsay Drikxx Brown Gallery – Two person Show in September
ET!12 – International mixed media Online juried show by Colored Pencil Society of America – ExploreThis!12


Ampersand Art supply 20th Anniversary Invitational show- Buda,TX
International Juried show 22nd CPSA International , Daytona FL
Mid-summer’s arts Festival, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
Sunnyvale member’s juried show


International Juried show, ‘Explore this 9!’, Online
Edmonds Juried Art show
Kirkland Arts center juried member show
“Drawn to Color pencil”- Seattle District Chapter of CPSA group show at Bellevue Art’s museum community Gallery
“Falling for Color Pencil” – Seattle District Chapter of CPSA group show at Gallery North
EAFA 38th Annual Open Juried show – Seattle Design Center


Art PortTownsend 14th Annual juried show
EAFA “Anything Goes” Show at Seattle Design Center
UKCPS , 11th International Juried show, Nuenaton, UK
“Celebrations” – Traveling show with Women Painters of Washington


UKCPS, 10th International Juried show , London, UK
Two person show with Kay Dewar at Macy’s Art gallery, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Juried Show, Edmonds, WA
Bothel LiveArts Festival, WA
Members Juried Show, Kirkland Arts Center, WA
20th Anniversary Juried show of Seattle District Chapter at Semantics Gallery
“Adventures” , member show at Women Painter’s of Washington Gallery, WA
EAFA 36th Annual Juried member’s show


Colored Pencil Society of America 18th International Show, Los Gatos, California
CPSA group show- Seattel District Chapter – Kaewyn Gallery, WA
Juried show EAFA – Columbia winery , Woodinville, WA


CPSA group show- Seattel District Chapter – Semantics Gallery, WA
Solo Show – Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell,WA
Colored Pencil Exhibit, Schmidt Art center , IL


Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried show, WA
Solo show, Semantics Gallery, Edmonds, WA


SALMANGUNDI 3Oth Annual Non-members Juried show, New York city, NY
‘Leading Masters of Contemporary Realism’ , International Guild of Realism, MA
International Juried show, ‘Explore this 4!’, The City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
Jack Richeson Still life 75 Juried show, Kimberly, WI


3rd Annual Juried Art show at Arts of Snohomish, WA
14th Annual International Colored Pencil Juried show, Albuquerque, NM

Award of Excellence - California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

Honorable Mention – All media Competition by Artist Magazine
Award for Outstanding Achievement – CPSA 24th International Juried show, Tacoma, WA

Artist of the Year – Sunnyvale Art club
Five-year Signature Merit At Color Pencil Society of America
Award of Excellence – 23rdInternational Colored Pencil Show, Atlanta, GA
UART online competition – Honorable Mention

First Place, Member’s show – Sunnyvale Art club

Award for Outstanding Recognition – Explore this 9! International show

Art & Soul award of Excellence, 20th Anniversary show of Seattle District Chapter
Fabriano Mills Award, UKCPS 10th International Show, London , UK
Artist of Distinction, Still Point Art gallery

Signature Status awarded at Colored pencil Society of America

Third Place winner – Southwest Arts magazine “21 under 31” contest

First place in ‘Drawing’ category at Edmonds Arts Festival Juried show, WA

Second place winner in Derwent Coloursoft 175th anniversary competition
Best of show, Kenmore 9th Annual Juried show, WA
Best of show, Women Painters of Washington Non-member show, WA
Third place in ‘Colored Pencil’ category in American Artist Magazine

Merit Award, 8th Annual Juried art show in Art Port Townsend, WA
Honorable Mention, Kenmore 8th Annual Juried show, WA

CP Treasures Volume V
Artwork featured in Discovering Drawing 3rd edition by Sallaye Megan-cox , high school art textbook by Davis Publications
Article in Northwest Colored Pencil tips II
The New Colored Pencil –published by Northlight books by Kristy Ann Kutch
Featured in Ann Kullberg’s Gallery feature – June 2014 issue
Pencils.com – Artist of the week
Strokes of Genius 5 – Composition
CP Magazine by Ann Kullberg – Cover and Profile Feature ( October Issue)
American Art Collector – November Issue
Strokes of Genius 4-Exploring line
Cp- Treasures – Colored Pencil Masterworks
Professional Artist Magazine – Artist Spotlight ( Jun-July issue)
Art Guide Northwest
Best of Worldwide Still life & Abstracts artists Vol I
Article in Sammamish Review
ArtGuide Northwest
21 under 31 3rd place winner – Southwest Arts Magazine ( September 2009 )
International Artist Magazine (April – May 2008)
American Artist Magazine (December 2007)


  • Visual Arts
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • South Asian
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Realism