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Artist Spotlight

The Sammamish Arts Commission is initiating an exciting new monthly program to recognize the diversity of artists who live in our community. Every month one local artist will be spotlighted in a special publication where they will share their unique talent.

Art is something that is created. An artist is someone who creates. Art encompasses a myriad of mediums, whether it is:

  • the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, fabric, collage, photography, film, etc.),
  • dance arts, performing arts, or music arts,
  • literary arts,
  • culinary arts,
  • architecture,
  • design,
  • fashion,
  • and more.

Each art form is infused with imagination and creativity. The artist creates something that is special and unique to share with the world.

Our goal is to acknowledge the creativity of artists in our community, and to salute the gifts their art brings into our lives. 

To be a spotlighted artist please fill out an application.

The Sammamish Arts Commission and the City of Sammamish are honored to spotlight Anvi Pahwa

Ever since she was a child, Anvi, has been fascinated by the colorful expression of art. Starting at 6, she began drawing and painting people, animals, or anything that came into her imagination. Her favorite mediums are colored pencils and acrylic paints. Anvi hopes to unleash the colors of life through her work.

Why do you create art?
I believe art is a form of expression and creativity, and I love to create vibrant and unique artwork.

How long have you been creating art?
Starting at the young age of 6, I have now been creating art for eight years.

What medium do you mainly work in?
My favorite mediums are colored pencils and acrylic paints.

Do you have any formal art training? 
I started my art journey with Paint a Style and continue learning and growing with Sweety Saradha Arts.

How and where did you learn your current art form(s)?
I learned most of what I know today thanks to Sweety Saradha Arts. I started with simple colored pencil and watercolor pieces and have now advanced to more detailed work, mainly with colored pencils and acrylic paints.

What is it you are trying to achieve with your art?
I believe it is a lot of fun to create different pieces, and since I enjoy it, I hope people who see my art also get inspired.

I enjoy creating art and believe it is a fun and unique way to express myself. Since I love creating and sharing my art, I hope those who see it are inspired.

Are there new techniques you are interested in exploring, and if so, what would those be?
My next step would be to dive into digital art. I think it's very different from what I do now, and I would love to try it out one day.

Are there certain subjects you focus on?
While there are no subjects I specifically focus on, I love using color in all my art as I think it brings happiness to the eyes. I especially love incorporating bright colors in my work with portraits and animals.

What motivates you to create?
My pure joy for creating art and exploring different mediums motivates me to do more and more.

Who are your biggest artistic influences?
Sweety Saradha Arts

Describe why art is important to our community.
Art is one of the oldest forms of expression that allows us to communicate with people in a universal language. It brings people together and influences our society through a creative process by conveying different perspectives and messages.

Why do you think the arts are important for others to experience?
I think art is important for others to experience because it introduces new point-of-views and shapes our society. Art increases self-awareness and makes people feel more connected with the world around them.

How can people see more of your work, follow you, and contact you (website, social media, performances, shows, etc.)?

Instagram: @anvis.creations