This is the web site of Pavithra, an artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. The site name is a combination of the word kala (which means art in Sanskrit), and NZ (for New Zealand).
Pavithra was originally trained by her late artist father in India. Since moving to Wellington, New Zealand in her mid twenties in 1991, she has attended several art courses and developed her own unique style. She is constantly refining her skills and attends the local life drawing classes regularly. Experimentation and variety being the norm, she is comfortable using both oils and watercolours. Her creations are a mix of both traditional and contemporary works. There is an unmistakable vibrancy of colour and movement in her art that stem from her early South Indian upbringing.
She has taken part in and sold her work at the NZ Art Show since 2006. She has exhibited her work at Parliament and exhibited and sold her paintings at charity art auctions, joint and solo exhibitions and galleries both in New Zealand and India. Her first overseas exhibition of watercolours was held in Kolkata, India in 2010. This was followed by another successful exhibition of both oils and watercolours at the Leela Palace in Bangalore, India in 2011, and since then at various galleries and exhibitions in Bangalore.
Pavithra served a term as Vice President of Watercolour New Zealand in 2010.
At Splash 7 (the National Watercolour Exhibition) in October 2010, she won both the 'People's Choice' Award and the 'Innovation in Watercolour' Award. In 2015 she won the 'People's Choice' Award at the Castle Hill Easter Show. Then in May 2015 she won the First Prize in the 'Watercolour New Zealand Online Competition'. Her entry made it to the 'Top 10' artworks selected at the 2015 Christchurch Art Show.
Helping children discover art and their own creativity is a new passion with Pavithra. She conducted art workshops in Tamil at the Karunai Illam Children's Home in Madurai, India in 2014, and has continued to do the same in English at the Queen Margaret's College in Wellington, NZ.
She continues to undertake commissions for homes and businesses. Her latest works are exhibited online and at the Artspace Gallery in Wellington, NZ.
The links on the left point to online albums of Pavithra's art work. Each link opens on a separate page (tab). You can view the thumbnail images, or click on each and scroll through the images.
Download a PDF version of Pavithra's CV as an artist.
Phone/Text: 0210 35 14 70 (within NZ) or
+64 210 35 14 70 (from outside NZ)
All content, paintings and photographs are copyright Pavithra Devadatta