I am an accomplished structural engineer who paints. My engineering and science background makes me paint in the subjects usually not adorned by other artists. These days I use oil for most of my paintings. I am an avid sketcher who uses pencils, pens, inks and charcoal as medium. He has flair of discovering new technics in using paints, supports and frames.
As an engineer I have been instrumental in designing many iconic and artistic buildings. My structurally designed buildings include artist Mehli Gobhai’s studio by Charles Correa, Turbhe Railway station by Hafeez Contractor, Indian School of Business by John Portman, Sardar Vallabhbhai indoor stadium at worli by Shashi Prabhu.
I have participated in various group exhibitions such as “cadence of brushstrokes” in Thane, ICAC paintings show in Dadar, Artdom paintings exhibition in Cymroza and Nehru, Artist’s centre exhibition, Thane Art Guild’s exhibition, Coomarswamy hall, Bright groups show at Chavan Centre etc.
IIT entrepreneurship cell invited me to display my paintings in their annual event. I displayed paintings on memories of IIT.
At Art Privilege gallery in Thane I have displayed a study of “faces”. This painting show displayed about 100 faces drawn in a different style.
I have displayed my paintings at Artist’s centre during April 9-16 2018. The show was titled “no-mono & di chromes”.
Awards and Honours:
My painting “vortex” won first prize in painting competition for professionals organised by ArtDom.
In another competition my painting was selected by ICAC in Abstract Category.
My painting “orbits” was selected and printed on calendar made by a five star hotel in Pune.
Talks and Workshops:
I have worked as jury for several competitions held in Thane.
I gave a talk on my painting series “Panchakanya” at Thane Art Guild.
I have conducted a workshop on “how to make paints” for artists.
I have conducted a workshop on art appreciation in Thane.
I have organised a workshop on using water based inks for print making.