I born in the year 1972. (Bhavnagar, Guj. India) I have completed my studies (B. A. with sociology) from Bhavnagar University (Guj.) in 1999. Now I am living and working at Bhavnagar. Most of my paintings are watercolor and acrylic. I have exhibited my works in numerous group shows and one man shows and at the same time I have achieved award from Lokmanya Tilak All India Art Exhibition-Pune, 2005 as well as I was invited as an artist in different parts of India My formal training in painting began under guidance of well-known artist Khodidas parmar. Especially in water colour with Wash Technique. My experience so far has helped me to develop a strong foundation on which I began my career. However, he was the encouragement till date of my talent. In my view water color and wash technique is important to represent origin of art and original form of any realistic object and life....I see history through present form of every living and stills. I have always tried ancient art alive in its own contemporary form. Transparency of this unique wash technique enhance the art to understand its original form. The unique tendency of this art has inspired me to keep this ancient and traditional water color with wash technique alive.According to me colors and shades are the biggest heritage on this earth. Color is identity, Color is the life. Transparency is necessary for where coordination and healthy representation is required. It has a fantasy of multi Layered colors and shades, which enhances the heritage of this unique water color with Wash TECHNIQUE.All those arts are based on real life. Hence, personally I believe that this unique art must be kept alive and show must go on. It is the great combination of realistic and contemporary. For those specific reasons of keeping this art alive.
EDUCATION:B.A. With sociology
2015. Diploma of jury award from world watercolor biennial CASTRA-2015, SLOVENIA.
2014. Out Standing Watercolor from Bold Brush Art Contest, FASO, USA.
2013. Best water color painting award, 14th all India water color art exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
2013. Best water color landscape frome Gujarat Kala Pratishthan, Surat.
2013. Best painting award from 6th annual art exhibition, Gujarat Kala Pratishthan.
2012. Best realistic landscape painting award from,Art Society of India, Mumbai.
2011. Best water color landscape frome Gujarat Kala Pratishthan, Surat.
2005. Lokmanya Tilak all India art exhibition-Pune
2000. Excel ltd. Petroleum Conservation poster contest (first prize)
2015. World watercolour Biennale at CASTRA 2015, Adjovscina, Slovenia.
2014. All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi
2014. International Watercolor Society’s Catalogue, Turkey.
2012, 2013. The Art Society of India, Mumbai
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. The Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Western Region Art Exhibition, Camel Art foundation
2007. Florence World Biennale Art Exhibition, Italy
2007. CHATAK - a Monsoon Show at Nehru Centre Mumbai
2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 National Kalidasa academy, Ujjain, M. P.
2005, 2006 Gujarat State lalitkala academy, Ahmedabad
2004. 12th All India water colour exhibition, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi
2005, 2003, 2002, 2013. Lokmanya Tilak all India art exhibition-Pune
Life time membership Bombay art society.
Shri Khodidas Parmar art Foundation
2010. Gujarat kala pratisthan landscape camp at Saputara. Dang.
2009. Gujarat kala pratisthan Art camp at Tulsisyam, Gir, Guj.
2007. Gujarat kala pratisthan landscape camp at Saputara.
2005. Shri Khodidas Parmar art Foundation painting camp
2003. Varnagam sivir, National kalidasa academy Ujjain M.P.
2001. Kalavart Nyas, VI National Art Festival, Ujjain.
WORKSHOP AS AN ARTIST:
2015. Indoor-Outdoor watercolor workshop at IPSA school of architect, Rajkot
2015. Plain air watercolor workshop at Ujjain, MP.
2014. Watercolor Wash Technique at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, Guj.
2014. Drawing and Watercolour workshop at Ahmedabad Gufa, Ahmedabad.
2010. Watercolor WASH technique workshop at London
2001. Watercolor WASH technique workshop at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2001. Watercolor WASH technique workshop at Sishuvihar, Bhavnagar
2002. Landscape workshop at Sishuvihar, Bhavnagar
2003. Watercolor WASH technique workshop at Jay Ganesh children's workshop, Bhavnagar
DEMONSTRATIONS AS AN ARTIST:
2014. Watercolor Landscape Demonstration at M S Faculty of fine art, Baroda, Guj.
2014. watercolor lanscape demonstration at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, Guj.
2014. Acrylic on Canvas demo at National Contemporary Landscape artist UGC camp at Ujjain MP.
2014. Plain Air Watercolor Landscape Demo at Ahmedabad ni Gufa, Ahmedabad.
2013. Plain Air Watercolor Demonstration at Bhavnagar, Gujarat
2012. Watercolor landscape paintings demonstration at sarjan art gallery, Baroda
2010. Watercolor WASH technique at London
2004. Outdoor landscape painting demonstration at Diploma in Paintings, Bhavnagar University
2003. Outdoor landscape painting demonstration at Sishuvihar, Bhavnagar
2002. Outdoor landscape painting demonstration at Cresent circle, Bhavnagar
2001. Watercolor WASH technique painting demonstration at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2014. Watercolor landscape at Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, Guj.
2010. Mute Gossip At LONDON, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
2010. Beauty of Illiterate JEHANGIR ART GALLERY Mumbai
2007. Nehru center art gallery, (A. C. Gallery) at Mumbai
2007. The Divine Mother (Maa Shakti) at Bhavnagar, Guj.
2001.Sarjan art gallery, Baroda, Guj.
TWO MEN SHOW:
2005. Nehru center art gallery,
2004. Gujarat lalitkala academy, Ahmadabad.
SELECTED GROUP SHOW:
2014, Anahita Goup Show at Ahmedabad ni Gufa, Ahmedabad.
2013, Affordable art show at Kanoria Gallery of Arts, Ahmedabad, Guj.
2010. Shvarnim Gujarat paintings and photography Exhibition, Bhavnagar.
2008. Shri Khodidas Parmar art Foundation painting Exhibition, Bhavnagar, Guj.
2007. CHATAK - a Monsoon Show at Nehru Centre Mumbai
2007. Gujarat kala pratisthan paintings exhibition Surat.
2006. KALA KALASA Flourishing art of Bhavnagar, Sarjan art gallery, Baroda, Guj. (RAVISHANKAR RAVAL, SOMALAL SHAH,KUMAR MANGALSINHJI,KHODIDAS PARMAR, HIMMAT SHAH, JYOTI BHAT)
2006. Bhavnagar artist group show at Kala Gurjari in Mumbai
2005. Gujarat gaurav day art exhibition
2005. Bhavnagar Kala Gurjari group show at Bhavnagar, Guj.
2004. Lat Shri Khodidas Parmar Chitranjali art exhibition