Ambassador of the Week: Megha Mehra

Meet Megha Mehra, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

“Between a Brick and My Dreams”: This painting is from the series ‘My soul on the streets’. In this series, I’m capturing artists who perform on the streets with their heart, soul and a lot of courage.

Megha Mehra was born and raised in Bangalore, India. Like most children, she loved to draw, imitating her mother’s painting styles. But as with many kids, she fell into the rat race and did not seriously take up painting for years.

Ten years ago, she moved to Virginia. Her journey into watercolors began shortly thereafter, when she was blessed with a son. As a self-taught artist, her approach is honest and bold.

“The Good Life”: Eat. Sleep. Repeat. You get to be a child only once in life.

Megha Mehra’s watercolors have been exhibited at solo shows across Virginia. She believes strongly in using her work to give back to society. In 2018 her painting ‘The Gift’ was auctioned to raise money for an orphanage called “Sahaita’ (The helping hand).

In 2019 she received the ‘Ralph Smith Memorial Award of Excellence’ at the 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society, Virginia. She also won the ‘Among Best 50′ award in GAWA Annual International Watercolor Online Contest – 2019.

She currently serves as the representative for Virginia in the International Watercolor Society (IWS). Her paintings are being showcased in India & Albania fall 2019. Megha offers classes & workshops for watercolor novices and journeymen artists. Her private collectors reside in the USA, UK & India.

“Between a Brick and My Dreams”:This painting is from the series ‘My soul on the streets’. In this series, I’m capturing artists who perform on the streets with their heart, soul and a lot of courage.

2017: Solo show, Gum Spring Library, Virginia
2017: Solo show, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling,
Virginia
2018: Exhibited, “Seva (Selfless Service)”, 39th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society
2018: Auctioned, “The Gift”, Sahaita charity event
2019: IWS (International Watercolor Society), Virginia representative
2019: Solo show, Pen Fed Reality Office, Reston, Virginia
2019: Exhibited, “The good life”, The Art League, March exhibit, Alexandria
2019: Exhibited, “Play, Pause, Reflect”, 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society
2019: Won the Ralph Smith Memorial Award of Excellence’ at the 40th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society, Virginia.

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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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