Pushparaj, Neela

Bio

I am a 80 year old grandmother and a retired pathologist who enjoyed several years of my carreer as a pathologist and teacher until my retirement in 2000.
A few years prior to that, I started watercolor lessons at age 49 and progressed from recreational learning to part time art student and many art workshops over the following years.The teacher who most influenced my style is Barbara Nechis.
My favorite way of painting is to add colors to wet or damp paper and allowing shapes to emerge from the movement.Then I pick out shapes and structures with negative painting. I use a veritable feast of colours in my florals which range from realism to partial and total abstracts.
Apart from painting, I also curate an art show for women under the auspecies of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women every year for the past five years.
Painting is an integral part of my life. It is the expression of my joy in everything I see.

Awards

  • 2003 Honorable Mention,New Jersey Visual arts center., All things Bright & Beautiful
  • 2013 Honorable mention, Garden State WC Society, Summer Blooms
  • 2013 first place,watercolors; member show, Canyons and chasms

Exhibitions

  • 2015 Blossoms and More, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 2015 Ego, Oblivion & Connection at Saphira & VVentura Gallery, 4W 43rd st. Suite415, NYC
  • 2016 Compositions in Watercolor, Bernardsville, NJ
  • 2018 Mostly Flowers, June16-30/2018, Jadite Gallery, 413 W.50th. Street, NY

Education

  • 1963 Medicine & Surgery, University of Madras, MBBS

Links

Roses do Ramble
Roses do Ramble

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Rose Mosaic
Rose Mosaic

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Red Peony
Red Peony

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autumn monochrome
autumn monochrome

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Bright and Beautiful

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pink profusion
pink profusion

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cactus garden
cactus garden

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poppy parade
poppy parade

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Blooming Cacti
Blooming Cacti

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dogwood
dogwood

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sweet and sassy
sweet and sassy

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autumn symphony
autumn symphony

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easter parade
easter parade

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floral quilt
floral quilt

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petals on petals
petals on petals

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golden blossoms
golden blossoms

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girasol
girasol

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glorius beauties
glorius beauties

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floral dreams
floral dreams

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red carnation
red carnation

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monarch at my garden
monarch at my garden

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roes and daisies
roes and daisies

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just lily
just lily

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my cup runneth over
my cup runneth over

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october song
october song

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white poppies
white poppies

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Flowers in russet and aqua
Flowers in russet and aqua

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these flowers are for you
these flowers are for you

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Pink & Blue
Pink & Blue

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Spring Birches
Spring Birches

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Trees Entwined
Trees Entwined

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Tall Trees
Tall Trees

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Winter Whites
Winter Whites

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Shadow Trees
Shadow Trees

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Zen-scape
Zen-scape

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Snow Glow
Snow Glow

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Still Water with Trees
Still Water with Trees

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Pathway with Trees
Pathway with Trees

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Chapel on the Hill
Chapel on the Hill

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Big Sky
Big Sky

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Rocky Hills and water.
Rocky Hills and water.

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Fish Frolic
Fish Frolic

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Endless Circles
Endless Circles

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autumn's almost here
autumn's almost here

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Summer Garden
Summer Garden

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Pears
Pears

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Pink Peony
Pink Peony

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Daisies Galore
Daisies Galore

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ala Ikebana
ala Ikebana

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autumn tree tops
autumn tree tops

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Wild Rose Pond
Wild Rose Pond

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Red Trees
Red Trees

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Sweet Sensations
Sweet Sensations

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Cyclamen
Cyclamen

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decmber delight
decmber delight

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Sunny Day
Sunny Day

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three vases
three vases

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cranberry glass and pink apples
cranberry glass and pink apples

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Storm Clouds
Storm Clouds

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Watermelon
Watermelon

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Iris Fields
Iris Fields

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Blue Poppy
Blue Poppy

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White vase with daisies
White vase with daisies

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Fruit on the Vine
Fruit on the Vine

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Golden Hibiscus
Golden Hibiscus

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Poppies in Black and white
Poppies in Black and white

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Kwanza
Kwanza

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Three Daffodils
Three Daffodils

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flowers in pink
flowers in pink

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Radishes
Radishes

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White Daisies
White Daisies

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Autumn Leaves and flowers
Autumn Leaves and flowers

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Autumn Woods
Autumn Woods

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Flowers in a Purple Vase
Flowers in a Purple Vase

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Alaskan sea lion
Alaskan sea lion

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Corn
Corn

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Oak Leaves and Acorns
Oak Leaves and Acorns

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floral in black and white
floral in black and white

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golden daffodils
golden daffodils

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Blossoms  II
Blossoms  II

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Summer Blooms
Summer Blooms

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Purple Anemones in a vase
Purple Anemones in a vase

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Endless blossoms
Endless blossoms

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Untitled
Untitled

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Endless Daisies
Endless Daisies

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Dance of the Daisies
Dance of the Daisies

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Rose Garden
Rose Garden

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Top of the morning
Top of the morning

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Three Poppies
Three Poppies

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Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze

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Come Walk in my Garden
Come Walk in my Garden

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