Studio Kelkar Art is permission to play. Art is permission to experiment. Engineering is permission to catalog all failures as research. Engineering is permission to dissect process & hone methods. Both are elegant. If you enjoy mathematics and painting, you are in friendly company here.
New travels = new prints Growing opportunities to travel and teach internationally has meant a lot of demonstration pieces as well as practice pieces. These are available to patrons - in time for Holiday Season. SKETCHES PRINTS Modern impressionism SHOP PAINTINGS Looking for Uma to capture your garden? EMAIL UMA

Artist Communities

In our busy lives, time to meet other artists in-person is scarce. However, supportive communities exist and they have a large online presence too, allowing all of us to engage at our convenience.

Urban Sketchers
Global Organization + Local chapters
90,000+ artists
220+ local chapters world wide
supportive set of artists
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
Oldest watercolor society of the SF Bay Area
Weekend plein air group once in a month.
Thursday plein air group twice a month.
SCVWS conducts workshops and outreach programs.

Latest Blog Posts

Hop over to read about behind the scenes and gather tips about gear, competitions and routine challenges for artists with young children.


The (story of) Colossal Bear

The Rotary Club of Los Altos launched a 2-in-1 community public art event and fundraiser...
May 13, 2021

Camera Holder for Painting Upright

Evolution of Need In the initial days of the pandemic, I had moved to the...
March 2, 2021

I got em.

Uma Kelkar, CSPWC here on. I feel very happy. Feel I am allowed a break...
February 2, 2021