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The he'art' of my life


"Life is beautiful" for happy people. I can assure you it's a lot more than that for a passionate 'artist', with my vivacious experience as one.

This rich and vibrant canvas of life inspires my imagination, invokes the artist in me and, at once, instills the paintbrush within my longing fingers.

Not only has Art helped me appreciate the grandeur of life but also experience the intricacy of its diverse dimensions. Art has become the very essence of my being today; a cord that connects me to my inner self; the mode of meditation and self-realisation I best know.


The Artist in me

My journey as an Artist began shortly after I treaded the journey of life. It has been one of a zealous wanderer, thrilled at every new discovery in my path and yearning for 'ever more excitement' in the unknown curves that lie ahead. For, there's always so much to learn, just so much more to explore.

I enjoy working with myriad mediums on the canvas; especially Watercolours, Inks, Pastels and Acrylic. I also enjoy experimenting with different forms of art, such as Portraits, Landscapes, Compositions, Sketches, Cartoons and Photography. I have a special liking for cartooning; sometimes I wonder if the joy one finds in this simple medium is above those in the more complex visual arts!

I have anchored the ship of my life in Dubai, enjoying my career as a self-employed artist, photographer and graphic designer. While art is my primary vocation, my means of earning a living, the best use of it I find is in service. I strongly believe that an artist who can communicate positive social change through his art form is indeed a true 'artist'.

Though my inspiration in the pursuit of art has been my love for life, music and nature, the credit for my success as an established artist clearly goes to my family, friends, admirers and students.

This website is dedicated to them who supported me at every step of my career as an artist. I look forward to your valuable feedback about my work and also this website.

Participation in Exhibitions / Events and Awards

2009 Participation Member's Exhibition at Dubai International Art Center, Dubai-United Arab Emirates 
 
2009 Participation KALEIDOSCOPE - Art Exhibition - AN Initiative of the Indian Embassy - at Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2009 Participation MILANGE- Art Exhibition at Dubai Theatre Community and Art Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of the Emirates, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2008 Participation Art Tutor's Annual Art Showcase at Dubai Theatre Community and Art Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of the Emirates, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2007 Participation Vision Africa - Auction Hosuse - An auction to support The Children of Dhani Home (Livingstone-Zambia)

2007 Participation Art Tutor's Annual Art Showcase at Dubai Theatre Community and Art Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of the Emirates, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2007 Participation REFLECTIONS - A melange of Art with Fashion - The Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2007    Member's Choice Award   Member's Exhibition Dubai International Art Center, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2006 Participation Member's Exhibition Dubai International Art Center, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2006 Participation Arttists Oasis - Painting Exhibition - Dubai Shopping Festival

2005 Participation  Member's Exhibition Dubai International Art Center, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2004 Participation Dubai Shopping Festival Painting Exhibition

2004 Participation Nikon Photographic Extravaganza Exhibition - Organised by Dubai International Art Centre (March 2004), Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2003 Judges Award In 48th Member's Exhibition Dubai International Art Center, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2002 Participation  The 21st Annual Fine Art Exhibiiton by Emirates Fine Art Society at The Sharjah Museum, Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

2002 Participation   Dubai International Art Center's 46th Member's Exhibition at Oasis Beach Hotel, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2002 First Prize   Water colour Challenge-UAE Series Organised by Dubai International Art Center - Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2001 Participation  Indo-Arab 2nd Art Exhibition at Emirates Fine Art Society Hall, Sharjah-United Arab Emirates

2001 Participation Summer Bazaar1 - Organised by Dubai International Art Center, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2001 Third Prize  Nikon Photography Contest - Dubai International Art Centre, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

2000 Participation  Indo-Arab 1st Art Exhibition Organized by ‘SWARRAG' and Ministry of Information and Culture, Ajman - UAE

2000 Participation - Art Exhibition by DALA-Dubai at The Indian Consulate Auditorium, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

1999 Group Show - Art Exhibition by DALA-Dubai at The Indian Consulate Auditorium, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

1998 Participation Dubai Shopping Festival 1998, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

1997 Participation Dubai Shopping Festival 1997, Dubai-United Arab Emirates

1993 Solo Exhibition  Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai Nagar - India

1993 First Prize  Open Cartoon Contest 1993, Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai Nagar-India

1993 First Prize  Annual Art Exhibition1993. Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur - India

1992 National Award "Care For The Environment Contest" Organised by Govt. of India, Natural Museum of Natural History, Ministry of Environment, New Delhi - India

1992 First Prize Open Cartoon Contest1992,Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai Nagar - India

1992 First Prize  Inter University National Youth Festival, Banaras - India

1991 First Prize  West Zone Inter University Youth Festival, Nagpur - India

1990 Merit Certificate Shankar Cartoon Competition, Children1s Book Trust. New Delhi - India

1990 Fourth Prize  All India Cartoon Contest, Mumbai - India

1990 First Prize  Open Cartoon Contest1991 Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai Nagar - India

1990 First Prize  Inter University National Youth Festival, Rurkee - India

1990        First Prize  West Zone Inter University Youth Festival, Udaypur - India

Second Prize    Open Painting Competition, Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai Nagar-India

1989  First Prize    Dr. R.K. Laxman Cartoon Contest, Nagpur-India

1988  Participation  Apna Utsav 1989, Cartoon Exhibition, South Central Zone, Nagpur - India

1988  Participation   West Zone Inter University Youth Festival. Mumbai