About

I’m a self-taught artist and has been painting for more than 20 years. Painting for me is passion, discipline, meditation and an infinite space in this finite world for being with ‘own self’; a process of thanking nature.

I strongly believe that ‘simplification’ and ‘sticking to basics’ are the keys to leading a content life and tries to pursue this philosophy into my paintings too. I generally like to paint those aspects, subjects, characters which are a part of daily life yet touch his heart; it could be anything like the mood of the scene, array of emotions, the hustle-bustle of daily life, people relationships and many more…

For me the ultimate reward is to see the viewer emotionally connect and vividly interact with my paintings to create and weave an experience and story of their own.

While I paint in many mediums, am completely in love with watercolour for the various qualities like freedom, spontaneity and the ability to keep surprising.

I have a strong affinity for plein air painting (painting at location) and feels that it’s an experience which an artist should always indulge into … to paint amidst nature and in the process lose one-self only to find your true self.

I have exhinitied my paintings in Solo and Group shows in India and my paintings are in the collection of many private individuals in India and abroad.

Recognitions

  1. Watercolour Painting selected for exhibition in 2017 at Fabriano, Italy
  2. 2 Paintings selected and exhibited at National Exhibition of Camel Art Foundation Contest, 2016 and displayed at Jehangir Art Gallery
  3. Paintingselected ’ in ‘2nd International Watercolor Biennale 2017’by International Watercolour Society, Albania
  4. Invited as‘Showcase Artist’ in ‘1st International Watercolor Biennale 2016’by International Watercolour Society, Thailand
  5. Watercolour Painting selected in Mumbai Majhi Metro Contest, 2016 and printed on Metro Train
  6. 2 Paintings exhibited in Maharashtra State Art Competition 2016 at Jehangir Art Gallery
  7. ‘Best Painting’ Award at Spandan International Art & Craft Festival 2016
Solo Exhibition

  1. Impressions in Watercolour – Solo Exhibition at Leela Hotel, Mumbai – 2016
Group Exhibitions

  1. Mumbai Art by Artist Group Exhibition – 2014
  2. Mumbai Art by Artist Group Exhibition – 2015
  3. Prakruti Group Exhibition – 2015
  4. Mumbai Art by Artist Group Exhibition – 2016
  5. Spandan International Art & Craft Festival Mumbai – 2016
  6. Maharashtra State Art Exhibition at Jehangir Art Galler – 2016
  7. Impressions in Watercolour – Solo Exhibition at Leela Hotel, Mumbai – 2016
  8. Camel Art Foundation National Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery – 2017
Live Demonstrations

  1. 2014 –NCPA, Mumbai
  2. 2015 – Mumbai Art by Artist, Coomarswamy Hall, Mumbai
  3. 2015 – P L Deshpande Hall, Prabhadevi
  4. 2016 – Mumbai Art by Artist, Coomarswamy Hall, Mumbai
  5. 2016 – Spandan Art and Craft Festival, Mumbai
  6. 2016 – Mahatma GandhinagarGriha, Baroda