an artist's eye meets the visual world in
order to paint, he uses a process of selection,
simplification and synthesis to crystallize
his emotional response to the world. Then,
with the basic components of line, color,
form and texture, he transforms the subject
into his own visual world and creates a painting.
The balance between an intense emotional response
to the subject and a responsibility to communicate
it are absolutely important areas in the process
In these areas, the artist takes several creative
decisions which reflect his aesthetic understanding,
his taste and his control over the medium.
All these define his approach towards painting.
For me, painting is first and foremost a visual
invitation; thereafter it should reveal the
artist’s view and emotional response
to the world.
I try to share with the viewer the beauty
I discover in the world around me with the
viewer, through my paintings with an aim to
create a harmonious visual statement, no matter
what the subject, medium or the size of the
work is. And there are endless ways to create
it; I am searching my own way.
In this search, sometimes I use geometrical
patterns to convert my subjects into pictorial
reality; sometimes I use colours imaginatively
or exploit patterns of light and shade. It
is a never-ending challenge and a continuous
process which helps refine my visual language.
||• Born in 1971 at
Kolhapur in Maharashtra (India).
In 1991, completed BFA (Applied Arts) from
Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai.
Since then working
as a painter, illustrator and designer.
• Co-authored and illustrated a fine
art instruction book “Color Pencil”
"Introduction to Colour
After the grand success of the first book,
recently published a sequel, "Pastel",
• At present, working on the third book
in the series.
• Worked as editor
for some Fine Art books.
and illustrated books for some well-known
• Designed three Postal
Courses on Drawing and Painting, Landscape
• Conducted workshops
and demonstrations for "Kalakalp-Art-by-Post-Institute
well as other private institutions.
Member of Representational Artist
• All though many
of the works are in Acrylics and Water Colour,
I also work
mediums like Oil, Charcoal, Pastel and Colour
Pencil, Pen & Ink with
participation in group shows like Contemporary
Trends and India Art
Gallery show and Chitraangan
in Sydney, Australia.
in Art Fusion 2007 organised
by Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India.
Participated in the inaugural show of Representational
Artist of Pune at
Art Plaza, Pune, India.
||Works in Collection:
||• IBM, Pune, India
• Great Eastern Shipping Corporation,
• Maritime Heritage
Foundation, Mumbai, India
Rajvilas, Pune, India
• Spicer Memorial
Church, Pune, India
• Raviraj Group,
• Kunal Group, Pune,
• Siddhivinayak Group, Pune,
• Many works in private collections
including those of noted playback singer
Suresh Wadkar, India,
Mr. Anil Vanarse, Vanaum Industries,
Sharad Ranade, Australia,
||My Guru, Shri Ravi
||After graduating from the
JJ School in Mumbai, I started working as
an illustrator and designer. I began with
advertising, shifted to comic book illustrations
and then to landscapes and murals. But it
took more than a decade to reach this stage.
During all these years I harbored a strong,
yet unfulfilled, desire to paint. I was practising
drawing and outdoor regularly, but without
satisfactory results. But at the very least,
I was inching towards my goal.
At this point in my career, I was fortunate
enough to come into close contact with Shri
Ravi Paranjape, one of the finest Indian painters.
This was a turning point in my life.
He first stressed the importance of drawing
to me and explained the qualities of good
drawing. He showed me his own drawings and
those of the great masters, as well as many
great American illustrators such as J. C.
Leyndecker, Norman Rockwell, Dean Cornwell.
He opened my eyes to the intricacies of painting,
its creative and technical aspects, giving
detailed instructions on composition, the
act of picture making, use of colour, harmony,
paint handling, and consistency of treatment.
Shri Paranjape himself has a very distinguished
painting style with a unique colour sense
and great versatility in creating pictorial
reality with command over every painting medium.
I know that I still have to learn many things
and have a very long way to go. But thanks
to Shri Paranjape's guidance, I am on the
right path with absolute clarity in conception
Shri Paranjape's work can be seen on www.raviparanjape.com