Machu Picchu by Deepali Kapatkar
12 x 9 in.
Available through the artist

“Last year, I hiked up the Classic Inca Trail to the 15th century Inca Citadel – Machu Picchu. During the hike I was hoping to sketch the iconic trail along the way, but given the difficulty and length of the hike, it was impossible to do anything but put one foot in front of the other and take photographs. This year, since all travel has stopped due to the pandemic, all we are left with are memories. On the anniversary of the hike, I painted a series of paintings for each day of our stay in Cusco, as well as for each day of the four day trek. This was the final painting of the series. A culmination of the incredibly tough and rewarding journey. Although the painting was painted in the studio, I still remember the site very distinctly and vividly. Hopefully the memories translated well into the painting.”

Deepali Kapatkar is an impressionist painter and works primarily in oils and pastels. She paints both ‘en plein air’ and in studio from photographs that she takes during her travels. She likes to tell ‘colorful’ stories of everyday life through her paintings and photographs. Although it was very daunting to paint ‘en plein air’ and finish a painting ‘alla prima’, she quickly learned to enjoy it and became passionate about it.

Deepali is an award winning artist and has been juried into various shows across the Bay Area and the Nation. Very recently her artwork, ‘Ashes to Ashes’, was awarded First place in the Non-Representative category of the prestigious Society of West-Coast Artist’s Annual Show. She has been juried into the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club’s Annual open juried show, the National Women Artist’s Online show and the Pastel Society of West Coast’s open juried international show among others. She is a Signature member of the Society of West-Coast Artists and an associate member of the California Art Club, American Impressionist Society, The Pastel Society of West Coast, Outdoor Painters Society, and the Northwest Pastel Society. She is represented by Shrishti Art Gallery in Hyderabad, India.

For more information about Deepali and her artwork visit her