An artistic bent of mind channeled my creative energies towards a career in fine art. Driven by passion and a zeal for perfection, He is a degree holder in Visual Arts. While a career in the mass communication industry has been rewarding, He has cherished and nurtured his first love – fine art.
He is a trained classical vocalist and sitar player. He is part of Bhajan CD Albums. He has few performances to his credit.
To him, art is a form of self-expression. It is a platform to express his thinking using a colourful palette. The inspiration could be anything – from the mundane to something historical or nature or abstract. Through the mind’s eye, the imagery comes to life on the canvas with deft brush strokes.
- 1st Rank holder in Visual Arts. College of Visual Arts Davangere, Karnataka.
- Honoured by Rotary Club, Davangere, Karnataka for securing First Rank in Final Year.
- 1st prize for Water Colour Landscape at Mysore Dasara Art Exhibition in 1981.
- Conducted Group Show at Venkatappa Art Gallery in 1982
- Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy Students Award for Water color Landscape in 1983.
- Participated at Student’s Art Camp Conducted by Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy in 1983
- Participated at Karnataka Lalitakala Academy Art Exhibition 1983
- Certified painting as one of the 30 best entries in All India Painting Competition, conducted by SAMAN BACHPAN ABHIYAN, Goa 2009
- One Man- Show of Paintings at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore in March 2010.
- Lecture Demonstrations on Drawing & Painting / Creative Advertising
- Worked on National level Ad campaigns
Presently working as a Creative Consultant in Advertising