Aruna RAO

Invited Artist 2019


"Nothing excites me more than capturing the intangible beauty of light as it transforms the landscape."

When Aimee and I first saw Aruna's paintings we were both immediately taken by her strong sense of atmosphere and light.
This series of paintings, her first of Colorado, perfectly capture the uniqueness of our landscapes.

We think she is a wonderful addition to our Gallery! Enjoy!
The prices shown are for the unframed paintings, the frames used in her show are available.


Aruna will be featured in her first solo show in Colorado Springs
"Light & Tone in the Colorado Rural Landscape"
by appointment through the end of August.

Laurel Justice Gallery


If you visit the show do mention Arts at Denver to Laurel, the owner.


Vantage Vista
30 x 40 $ 4000

Morning at the Marina
9 x 12 $ 750

Headed Home
18 x 36 $ 2200

Framed by Light
18 x 36 $ 2200

Foothills of Westcliffe
18 x 24 - $ 1800

La Veta Cows
6 x 8 $ 500

Longs Peak Farm
18 x 36 - $ 2200

Spring Awakening
9 x 12 - $ 750


Aruna is originally from India and was born and raised there. She immigrated to the US in '96. In 2012 while working in California, she began painting in oils in her spare time and soon found herself captivated by it. She decided to take her interest further and enrolled in the MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She received her MFA in 2018 and is pursuing her art career full time. 

She moved to Colorado in 2018 and has made Colorado Springs her home where she lives with her husband and her three adorable cats. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists associations and her work has been accepted into multiple national juried art shows.


Sunset Valley
12 x 16 - $ 1000

Spring Thaw
18 x 24 - $ 2200

20 x 24 - $ 2000

That Summer Feeling
9 x 12 - $ 750

Spring Fever
16 x 20 - $ 1500

Spring Pastures
24 x 30 $ 2500