Painting of sculpture at elephanta caves near Mumbai with sunset as back drop. Done in acrylic colours on 18″ X 36″ canvas.
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I have cultivated painting as my prime interest, once my hobby is now my profession. I am well versed in traditional
Indian painting styles like Tanjore and miniature painting. I have formally acquired education from renowned artists in
Pune. Acrylic paints are used more prominently for the paintings displayed in this exhibition and oil colors are used as
mixed medium. Influence of contemporary can be seen in my paintings beyond colours and effects. The fineness in my
paintings is result of depth understating of miniature and Tanjore paintings, and also admiration of Indian culture. I
have developed a style of my own of using dots for finer colour shades.
For last few years I am working on subject flute player and you can find a new dimension in each painting of the theme.
I am engineer by education, completed B.E (electronics) with first class. I then pursued graduation in Interior designing
from Sheffield School of Interior Designing, Australia. I worked as full time interior designer for few of years before
deciding to be a full time artist.
Participated in following exhibitions
Exhibition of Tanjore paintings at Solo art gallery, Mumbai in 2003 which was inaugurated by then Hon. Chief
Minister of Maharashtra state, Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde
SIMA show at Kalaghoda, Mumbai in 2002
Art festival at India Art Gallery, Pune in 2007
Affordable Art Exhibition, India Art Gallery Pune in 2007
Group show at Art Today, Pune in 2008
Millennium art gallery, Pune in 2008
Group show organized by Govt. of India to mark occasion of National Games in Pune 2008
Group show at Darpan Art Gallery, Pune in 2012
Annual SIMA exhibitions in each year from 2001 to 2012
India art gallery
J J Studio