Q&A - Pragya Kothari
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Pragya and I’m an illustrator and licensing artist.
Originally from north India, I now call United States my home. I live here with my husband and one very naughty but adorable bunny.
Early 2009 I found my ‘voice’ as an illustrator and soon realized I could make a living doing what I love. In addition to selling my work online and in various stores around the country I also license. It’s very fulfilling personally.
How do you go about creating your pieces?
Fascinated with the world around me, I use my favorite animate and inanimate ‘things’ as a means to tell a story. I’m a lover of bright saturated colors and use them to add humor, beauty and playfulness to the ordinary.
Mostly I have a clear idea of what I want before I begin. During the process of drawing new ideas sometimes come out too. I primarily use Adobe Illustrator to draw.
What single element, person, object or real life situation, do you think has influenced you the most throughout your artist career?
Life as a collection and interaction of real and imaginary things is a cornucopia of inspiration.
What is your best piece of art to date?
My favorites are constantly changing. Currently I’m in love with all my floral pieces. No matter what is happening outside, inside the four walls, it is always spring.
5.Any current projects/shows/releases you want to advertise?
I recently completed a project that is really close to my heart. It is a fusion of two of my favorite things. Wild animals and Rajasthani turbans. Its called Royal Safari and will be available for purchase soon on pragyak.etsy.com.
Pragya’s print is available here.