Srishti was born and grew up in Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, a region of India known for its colorful arts and great warriors. (Srishti’s name, by the way, is the Sanksrit word for all of God’s creation.) Growing up in a middle class family meant a lot of schooling and tutoring, with only a little time left for artistic endeavors. However, at the age of thirteen Srishti realized that she had a knack for drawing and painting and so indulged herself in art as much as she was able. By fifteen, art time ended due to the great workload the Indian high school student must endure in order to prepare for higher education at a university.
Life took hold over the next several years and Srishti found herself a Software Programmer working in partnership with her husband Ernst Wilhelm and raising a family of three children. Upon all three children attending school and her and her husband’s software business achieving a humble degree of success, she has rediscovered her passion and love of painting first in watercolors and now in plein air paintings and painting from life.
While on nature-wanderings Srishti is always taken in awe by the beauty that nature surrounds and showers us with. This is when she feels touched by Gods and she is driven again and again to go out to a quaint location and try to translate her love of nature on a canvas.
Her paintings have been won awards and have been displayed at 2008 and 2009 Juried Art Shows at Allied Arts of Yakima and at the 2009 Puyallup Art Fair.