Visual Artist, Graphics/Web Designer
Shobha is a Philadelphia based artist, having studios at Philadelphia and San Francisco. Shobha was born in Cochin, Kerala, India. After receiving her MFA in Art History and Aesthetics from M.S. University in Baroda, India, and 3 years of PhD research, she taught Art for 2 years. Later she worked for about 10 years in the IT field as graphics/IT consultant. She is also trained in Animation, Web Design and Development.
Shobha made a conscious decision to move back into the world of creative art from 2001, when she migrated to Philadelphia, USA. Since then she has done more than 300 works and has since been affiliated to two art galleries by juried selection. Within a short period of time, Shobha has won many awards and was selected in numerous juried shows in the Mid Atlantic region. Currently, her works are selected and displayed in an International Art Auction Website by a reputed company in London, England.
Shobha also finds time to work for the artist community in the Philadelphia area. She is one of the board member of MCGOPA- Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, located at SPP Gallery, Philadelphia Inquirer news paper building, Conshohocken. She was the Director Board Member and Chair of Outreach programs of Philadelphia Tri-state Artist Equity Association, Inc. during 2006 to 2009, (also known as Artist Equity) one of the pioneer group works to advance the profession of the Visual artists in the country, started in 1949; now serving them in the advisory board.  
Shobha says: “I like to capture moods and emotions internalized memories of myths and narratives, complexities and subtleties of human experience. The concept of core images that represent psychological dynamics has been an important one in guiding my work with mythology.”

Contact at shobha@chaaya.com for paintings, metal murals, website design and hosting; graphics - print and online graphics…