Pratima Aravabhoomi is a self-taught Indian born American artist based out of Palmetto, Florida.
Pratima has been drawing realistic botanicals and still lifes in pencil and charcoal all her life. When she was 17, she went on a holiday to her aunt’s place in a coastal city called Vizag. There she met a prolific artist named Abburi who introduced her to painting.
“He placed an ordinary flower vase with a few plastic flowers and asked me to paint while he himself painted on his canvas. That day was an unforgettable day for me. The idea that an artist can turn ordinary things into an extraordinary painting all while expressing him or herself was just fascinating to me. I fell in love with painting.” - Pratima
Her life took many twists and turns. After getting educated in computer science, graphic design and business, she worked in tech for a few years, shifted gears and ran a successful eCommerce store after that, all the while continuing to paint.
In 2020, she started painting abstracts as a way to understand life. Since then she has had an established art practice with private collectors across the United States.