Richa Vora is a professional artist originally from Kolhapur, India now living in London, UK. She loves expressing herself through painting and drawing, taking inspiration from the journey of her life.
She started drawing whilst at school in Kolhapur inspired by her schoolteacher who identified and fostered her natural artistic talent. This talent developed into painting as she grew in the natural green surrounds of lush Kolhapur forests and observed nature all around from clouds & mountains to trees & vegetation to rivers & ocean, learning to embrace the tiniest of details and wealth of textures in nature.
Richa expanded her applied arts degree experience into fine arts since graduating in 2007 and has grown her expressive practice to capture the soul and essence of an object, person or scene in her paintings taking inspiration from old masters. In this period she has worked with artist Sanjay Shelar and received guidance from artist Ajey Dalvi and artist Dasharath Sangaonkar amongst others, all from Kolhapur.
Now in her late 20s Richa has held 4 solo exhibitions in Kolhapur, Goa and Mumbai and many group exhibitions and demos across India. Her solo shows have been inspired by her love of the people, nature & culture of Kolhapur & Goa which is embodied in her paintings.
Her style has evolved over the years to become bolder and simpler and now in London her practice is developing further with exposure to global art and contemporary artistic thinking.