UMA KELKAR (California, USA) an entrepreneur+engineer+watercolor painter from San Jose. She is an award winning plein air artist with command across multiple media including watercolor, ink, charcoal and digital painting. Color harmony, composition and fearlessness to explore topics and media gives her work its unique energy. Having taken part in multiple national and international juried shows, she teaches painting locally and internationally. She is a firm believer in #crosspollination and believes that being an artist makes her a better engineer and being an engineer makes her a better artist. When she is not being an artist, she works in high-speed communications technology and leads engineering teams to find elegant solutions. She is an author of 2 books and contributor to few others. Her art community building journey began in India in her teenage years and currently rests with the global Urban Sketching community. She holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.