Ekta Suri is a high school senior from Sugar Land, Texas. A self taught artist, she aims to evoke a sense of vitality through a focus on heightened realism. She has gained merit in a variety of competitions, most recently a Gold Seal in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event and a Gold Key from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her work is forthcoming in Artist's Magazine and the Spring anthology issue of Celebrating Art. You can visit her at www.ektasuriart.com.