Media no bar, Topic no bar Having no preconceived notion of art is freeing. Not all of my creations are online, but if something piques my interest, I am sure to make it.

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

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COMPOSE: A Masterclass

I am excited to share my inaugural Masterclass called COMPOSE with you online and to...
October 14, 2020


If you love Potter’s Pink and use it extensively, this article will not resonate. It...
September 17, 2020


Truth: All the types of brushes (as far as shape, handle length, purpose) have been...
September 6, 2020