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"There is no better reason to paint than just for the love of it. I enjoy, I struggle and I exult. Sometime I will not follow the norms and rules of watercolor. Those who write prose will go by the rules, poets will not. Painting is a visual poem". --- Ratindra Das, AWS (DF), NWS
Ratindra Das is a Dolphin Fellow and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. He is also signature member of National Watercolor Society and six other watercolor societies and has been recognized as Distinguished Master in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is recipient of numerous awards including eight in the American Watercolor Society.
He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and studied with many nationally known artists. He was invited to exhibit in the 1st "Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition" and in the exhibition of " International Watermedia Masters in Nanjing, China", "Taiwan World Watercolor Competition", Republic of China. He has been appointed as Honorary Member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute. A popular workshop instructor and frequent juror of shows and competitions, he has served as a selection juror for the American Watercolor Society and many other national exhibitions. He has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Singapore and China. He frequently gives demonstrations to general public as well as artists' groups.
Ratindra has just published his second book, "Watercolor-with an Eye for Design". He has been featured in several books and magazines and was included in a featured article "Break the Rules" in "Watercolor Magazine", by American Artist, "Workshop 101" in Watercolor Artist, and in "Best of America Watermedia Artists, Vol 2".He produced a workshop video titled "Painting a Personal Reality in Watercolor". He is represented by the Blue Dolphin House and Gallery, Ephraim, Wisconsin; Mullaly's 128 Gallery, Elk Rapids, MI; Li Fine Art Gallery in Singapore. For more about Mr. Das, visit his website: www.ratindradas.net