Painting and drawing has always been one of my most loved hobbies. I have been painting since I was 7 years old and find my art class to be my haven.
I enjoy synthesizing my painting skills with my enthusiastic spirit, so anyone who looks at my paintings smiles. I prefer to work with oil paint and color pencil, but I enjoy using other mediums and learning new mediums. All my paintings are about things I enjoy and love.
I have won several competitions including the highly coveted CelebratingArt.com (2017, 2019), Young of Art, Artist of the Year Award (2015), and the Silver Key at Scholastic Art and Writing Competition (2020).
I have always loved art, but ever since I started working with seniors through art classes, I realized that my artistic pursuits can play a pivotal role in mental, physical, and emotional well-being too
Encouraged by the progress I made with seniors, I started my program “Helping Buddies”. I recruit and train volunteers from my school and community to work at senior centers.
Recently, I have started working with kids on the autistic spectrum. I am shadowing and learning from a renowned therapist on how to work effectively with special needs kids. Through Art Workshops and Special Art Projects, I strive to help with their cognitive development, motor skill and emotional well-being. I love to see the looks of joy and accomplishment when my friends complete their artwork.
An ongoing pursuit of artistic excellence is now an integral part of my life and using my skills for greater community impact my goal. I hope to continue to share art with new audiences and enable them to heal through self-expression.
-painting and drawing for 7 years (since I was 7 yrs old)
-started with Oil Painting at Young At Art
-completed AP Drawing and started a portfolio
-currently a member of the Fine Arts League of Cupertino http://falc.org where I exhibit and participate in competitions
-donate paintings we make for senior centers
-have won several competitions, such as Celebrity Art and Young of Art Artist of the Year and many more
-have exhibited in Cupertino Library, Fall Fest in Cupertino, Los Altos Downtown, Quinlan Community Center, and more
-take Art 2 in school
-volunteering at the Saratoga Retirement Community for 3 years
-I pour coffee, help them exercise, play games with them, teach art classes, and more
-have been recruited as a volunteer to help Maitri, a nonprofit organization to help women who have experienced domestic violence (https://maitri.org/)
-With this organization, I am promoting their upcoming art show by putting up flyers in public buildings, like the library, to encourage people to participate
- volunteer with The Brain Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for autism research
-set up booths to sell soaps, jewelry, etc. by special needs children
-participating in Paint The City for Saratoga, and we are making a design to promote special needs children
-help teach special needs children art
-volunteer at a professional tennis tournament (I talk about it in the tennis section below)
From 5th grade, I have been volunteering at the Saratoga Retirement Community, and in 7th grade, I noticed how overwhelmed the director was with activities, especially planning and gathering volunteers. So, I started a program where I gather volunteers from my school. It was quite successful, and there were at least 15 people who signed up. Now, I am trying to add it to one of the volunteering clubs at my high school and include more retirement communities.
-TEDx, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Speech and Debate, Art Club
-part of the marketing committee
-the club is organizing an event in March with different speakers talking about their change to the community
-part of a group that is creating a Business Plan for a business idea we came up with
- the competition is next year around May
-playing competitive tennis for 6 years
-participate in tournaments both singles and doubles
-part of the school JV team and played number 1 and 2 singles and number 1 doubles (JV was third in the league)
-been to sectionals a couple of times with my tennis club, Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club, as well as State Championships in Santa Cruz
-ball-kid at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic
-have ball-kidded for Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Naomi Osaka, Michael Chang, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mark Philippoussis, and more
-been dancing for 7 years
-part of Youth Company, a pre-professional dance group, for 3 years http://kathak.org/chhadam-school/youth-company
-perform all over the US
-performed in Zellerbach Hall, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Montalvo Arts Center, Philadelphia Youth Festival, WorldWideWomen's Girl's Festival, SF MOMA, San Francisco Symphony Hall, and more