Nishita is a watercolor artist residing in Maryland, USA. Born in India, she moved to North America in 2008 to explore a new professional opportunity. As a child, growing up in a home that was filled with books and conversations about art, Nishita took to painting literally like a duckling takes to water. Along with two of her siblings, who were equally artistically inclined, she participated in numerous painting competitions and won awards for her artwork (including the Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1988).
Later, though she continued to pursue art as a serious hobby, her professional life revolved mainly around computer-based graphics and web design gradually transitioning into digital marketing over the years. Mostly self-taught, Nishita has attended classes and workshops with a number of acclaimed watercolor artists, including Herman Pekel, Catherine Gill, Keiko Tanabe, and Sarah Yeoman. Recently, she attended the Plein Air Convention, the world's largest plein air event, organized by Streamline Publishing Inc. in San Francisco, California.
Specializing in landscapes and florals, Nishita believes that a true work of art provides an intense emotional experience and creates indelible memories. She finds the act of painting akin to meditation and considers her experiments and explorations in this field the biggest, ongoing adventure of her life. Click here to learn more.
In October 2019, Nishita's painting "Melting Whites" was awarded the Mildred Sands Kratz Award for Traditional Watercolor Award by juror of selection and master artist, Joseph Zbuckvic, for the Philadelphia Water Color Society (PWCS)'s 119th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper Exhibition.
- 'Sleepy Harbor' in the 2020 Online Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition and The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 41st Annual International Juried Exhibition.
- 'Dawning Serenity' in The Phiiladelphia Water Color Society's120th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper
- American Impressionist Society
- American Watercolor Society
- Baltimore Watercolor Society, Signature Member
- Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Signature Member, Board Member & Webmaster
- Pennsylvania Watercolor Society