This season, Alfa Art gallery opens to showcase watercolor and mixed media works in “After the Charm: In the Name of Autumn”. Alfa’s New Brunswick Art Salon (NBAS) once again will open to feature watercolor artists both native to New Jersey and beyond. The selected artists create a diverse grouping of professionals the group of artists featured in this year’s show presents evocative and innovative uses of watercolor and mixed media to express their vision. Each artist featured, draws on varied inspirations to present their unique viewpoints of the world that surrounds them.

Hema Bharadwaj earned her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 1999 and has since been honing her craft. In her work she draws upon her lived experience to express both chaos and calm. Her work responds to a myriad of emotions as a mother, a woman, and a human in different phases of her own life; both the softness and sharpness of different points. She also is inspired by Indian miniature paintings and Hindustani classical music, exploring the play between reality and abstraction. Currently she is exploring emotions and its impact on the food we cook, our inner landscapes through watercolor techniques.