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September 29, 2011
Meet the correspondents: SAN JOSE > Suhita Shirodkar
"I was born in Mumbai (Bombay) and lived in different parts of India until I moved to San Jose, California, where I now live.
Travel inspires my art, but, traveling or not, I try to view the world around me as a traveller would; so whether I’m capturing a moment of calm on the banks of the Ganges in India, or sketching over coffee at my local coffee shop, I aim to look deeply, and with wonder, at both the everyday and the exotic, the old and the new.
I love color. My sketch kit consists of Extra Fine Sharpies (the fact that they bleed into the paper as soon as they touch it works really well for me—it forces me to work super-quick), a small set of Prismacolor pencils and a little watercolor travel set".
• Suhita's art on her blog Sketch Away
• Suhita on Flickr
• on Urban Sketchers SF Bay Area
• a Flickr Fave on Suhita in Varanasi