Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts

Artist: Vineha Bhat

Studio: StarryKites

Dushanbe Tea House - Rhea Egg
Title: Dushanbe Tea House - Rhea Egg
Description: Batik on eggshells - Beeswax, dyes, eggshell
Media: Mixed Media
Size: 4 x 5 x 4
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Contact Vineha Bhat

Website: instagram.com/starrykites

Email: vineha+starrykites@gmail.com

2019  Showings


wheelchair accessible

May 4 - 5 , Site: 96
3858 Timlott Court
Palo Alto, CA 94306

wheelchair accessible

May 11 - 12 , Site: 96
3858 Timlott Court
Palo Alto, CA 94306


 

About Vineha Bhat

https://www.facebook.com/starrykites
https://www.instagram.com/starrykites
https://www.etsy.com/shop/starrykites

I love color! Bright, colorful, bold makes me happy! I’ve loved to paint and draw ever since I remember. Growing up in India, I painted until high school, then academics took over and I lost touch with it, but my heart was always in the arts. I got back to art with watercolors, when I was in grad school studying Computer Science. It reminded me of what was missing in my life and I took to it with full fervor!
I work with watercolors, acrylics, knitting, embroidery, woodworking, wired & beaded jewelry, calligraphy, sketching,....

I moved to San Jose in 2014, and found a meetup for ‘Pysanky- Ukrainian Easter Eggs’, around Easter 2014. I Googled Pysanky before the class and was mesmerized! Little did I know, what kind of work and patience would be required to make these works of art! I went with my brushes and paints, but was pleasantly surprised to work with completely new materials and tools.

I now work exclusively on my Pysanky all year round. I use kistky, beeswax, a plethora of beautiful aniline dyes and a wide variety of eggs! The geek in me, really got into it. I learned so much about various birds and eggs. I found an online community of worldwide Pysanky artists on Facebook, and this opened many new avenues to me. I’ve made so many close friends and I am thankful for the eggs that made my life so much fuller.

After gathering enough courage to show my work, I’m very excited to be a part of SVOS for my first time in 2019! At my booth, you will see the multiple stages of making a Pysanka. I will also demo a few of my techniques in person. I teach occasionally, but also educate on my Facebook and Instagram pages- @starrykites! Thank you for visiting with me today, and welcome to StarryKites! Love, Vineha