Today’s featured artist is Roopa Dudley:
Roopa Dudley considers herself an American (Chess) Painter gravitating towards Steampunk Art and Graphic Design.
She is also a published author of “A Strategic Painter: Mastermind Your Craft” (below) which came out on January 23rd 2014 and is available on Amazon.
She moved to United States in 1988 and went to High School in North Miami Beach. There she studied Commercial Art for two years against her parents wishes under the supervision of Norma Jane. She also got acquainted with Victoria Gitman there who is a well known South Floridian artist currently living in Miami Beach. It is interesting to note that they both migrated to USA in the same year, majored in same subjects and went to the same High School as well as the University!
In 1999, she graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Humanities and a minor in Art History and Psychology. She wanted to pursue her Master’s in Fine Arts as a Studio Artist but was not accepted in the MFA program. That was a devestating blow to her because she had been groomed to be an Artist since as far as she could remember.
She moved up to Maryland in August 2000 after she accepted a job in NSA as a Urdu Translator that was offered to her at the same time she got the rejection letter from FIU for MFA program. She worked there for a dozen years. First five years as a government employee and the remainder as a government contractor and enjoyed every second of it. While in NSA, she recieved not one but two cracked-iced awards for excellence in Urdu – a highly coveted award bestowed only to the few, the brilliant, the World Class Linguists.
Hobbies: Besides painting and writing about Art her hobbies include making jewelry, reading books (on Personality Types & Art History), Cooking, Entertaining Friends and having deep Philosophical Discussions with like-minded people.
Thank you very much Roopa!
I do love this artwork!
And thank you readers that stopped by this blog 🙂