Ambassador of the Week: Kangkan Das

Meet Kangkan Das, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

Majuli, the biggest river island in the world, located on the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam, India

“No matter how beautiful Mother Nature may appear, she can be difficult to master,” says Kangkan Dan. “Similarly, watercolor flows and moves of its own accord. When I’m able to conquer it, I feel like a king, but watercolor never fails to snatch away my throne and put me in my place, establishing itself as the reigning power.

“I work on almost all kinds of subjects but the hues and the aroma of the mud and soil tempt me to capture its charm because I feel that maybe it won’t live endlessly. I have contemplated that a day will come when both the body and the soul will be forsaken and will no longer hold any value which has expanded my desire to portray the abandoned indoors. I make an effort that every brush stroke in my painting articulates what I am immersed in at that moment. Watercolor is a thrilling mystery that challenges me to solve it every day.”

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.



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