About the Artist

Lakshmi Shankarreddy ,Studio Artist, Plein Air Artist and Art instructor, has a practicing Artist all her life and as an Art instructor , she has been introducing children, teens and adults to the world of art for more than 29 years
Based in San Francisco bay area, California, she has been exhibiting her artworks in various art shows and exhibitions both in USA and India.

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Artist in her own Words

Art has always been my passion and I love it. Art continues to sustain my creative spirit and positive attitude towards life.I am drawn to color, light, texture, shapes and depiction of emotions. To me, it is a world of its own.

1995-2005 Various Artist group shows
1994 Art Trinnale, New Delhi, India
2000 Study of Indian Traditional Art at Kalakshetra, Chennai, India
2005-2015 Art presentations and Artist group exhibitions
2005 Artist Show – Solo Exhibition of oil paintings at British Council, Bangalore, India
2005 Art tour, Carmel, California
2008 Hawaii, USA
2015 Artist Show- Solo Art Show of oil paintings, CA, USA
Plein Air Painting
Studio Painting

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Mini Painting Series

Lakshmi started art workshops with the purpose of teaching art, mainly visual arts in all its manifestations, beginning with children’s art classes in painting and drawing, graphics, calligraphy etc.

1995 Art workshop, Bangalore, India
1996 Children’s Visual art workshop
1997 Summer Visual Art Camp & Printing workshop
1998 Art workshop for adults
1999 Visual Art and Sculpture workshop
2000 Sculpture workshop and Mural Painting workshop
2001 ‘Creativity on Walls’ Camp
2002 ‘Creativity’ Art Competition
2003 Art workshop for children, British Council, Bangalore, India
2004 Children’s art workshop, British Council, India
2005 Visual art workshop for adults and children
2005 ‘Creativity on Walls’ Camp
2005 Artist Show – Solo Exhibition of oil paintings
2012 Student Art Show, CA
2013 Student Art Show Fundraiser for Colorful Minds, CA
2015 Student Art Show Fundraiser for Small Steps Foundation, CA
2017 Art show Fundraiser – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford


Although Shankarreddy is known for creating oil paintings of landscapes, still life and life-like portraits, one of her passions is teaching children, teens and adults to cultivate creativity through art.

—  Tri-City Voice


A world of color where her imagination runs wild

—  The Hindu


Art and story come together for the first time in Bangalore. Artist Lakshmi has given her art campers space to exercise their creativity on the walls of her art studio

—  Deccan Herald


Lakshmi’s studio walls exude an ambience of passion, happiness and creativity.

—  Bangalore Times

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Not every professional  artist would choose or be  able to  teach art . Having  done so,  Lakshmi always seems to be  enjoying herself thoroughly . I like her systematic and creative  approach to teaching art. Under her guidance, my children have learned to love drawing and painting.

– Charumati Supraja, Parent, Theatre Personality, Journalist, Writer

 As a parent, I feel my son, Anirudh benefitted a lot by going to the art workshops. It helped him to express himself in the form of art. Lakshmi taught him in a very methodical way, starting from basics. I am grateful to her as a parent for encouraging my son to take part in her workshops.

– Brinda, Parent

Great Work Lakshmi!!! Lovely paintings and sketches. My kid has learnt a lot from you. We are glad that Ayush is your student.

– Malati Kuruvalli, Parent

I like your  workshop Lakshmi. Remarkable,  lovely paintings and you are a wonderful teacher, I must  say. I would suggest everybody in Bay area to join this workshop.   – Karuna Saxena, Parent

Ananya had an awesome time celebrating her 10th birthday at Lakshmis Art Studio. Ananya loves painting and invited all her friends and family for an afternoon of canvas painting. Lakshmi, her art teacher, let Ananya choose her color scheme and the theme and personalized the party according to Ananya’s skill level. It was an afternoon  of fun  with  art!  Thank you Lakshmi for hosting a  great birthday party and  making it extremely  special for our daughter and all her friends!

– Tanuja Singh, Small Steps Foundation

Lakshmi Aunty brought out the best in me. Although I attended her art classes about 10 years ago, I still remember her lessons while making a simple sketch. Those tiny details are what make you better at producing art.Kudos to this workshop and to everyone who is part of it :).

– Nimisha Sharath, Student

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