Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

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26 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Tesh Parekh S Authenticity, and making time for what he loves T esh Parekh is an artist with an affection for plein air, which translated from French literally means "in the open air," a form of painting meant to authentically capture an exact moment. And what moments they are: a bride and groom holding hands on their special day, jets departing from Raleigh-Durham airport, sunbathers on a Carolina beach, street scenes of the state capital. All appear to have a touch of French Impressionism. Yet Parekh's inspiration comes from the realists, in particular Andrew Wyeth, the American painter whose work can now be found on a series of Forever postage stamps and who is perhaps best known for 1948's "Christina's World,' the portrait of a young woman sprawled on a field as she longingly looks at a faraway farmhouse. "His work is unbelievable," Parekh said of the late master. As for Parekh, he had to master a few things himself. In his native India, he studied engineering and computers, arriving in the States in 1996 to pursue his profession. "e art was on and off," he said. Before long, he met with soon-to-be wife, Mica. It was a good match. "I was very introverted, KATHRYN RENDE Tesh Parekh in his home studio in Raleigh."It saves money in brick and mortar," he said of the well-appointed setup. Portrait of an artist

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