I am an emerging Australian artist living in Brisbane, Australia. I was born in the beautiful coastal town of Goa, India. Creativity and art have been my passion since childhood and to enhance that I moved to Brisbane in 2001 for higher education. I have qualification in advertising, design and IT and worked in corporate world for 10+ years. I gave up full time employment in 2017 to focus on my passion for art. Now I operate my own business in design, art and photography.
Nature intrigues me and I really enjoy capturing wildlife and landscapes on canvas. I am passionate about nature conservation and aim to promote the significance and beauty of wildlife and nature through my art. Realism is my preferred style of art, however I also enjoy creating stylised paintings from time to time.
I spend a lot of time absorbing the elements of nature and photographing references that help me create my paintings. This process not only helps me gather references but also helps me learn about the natural environment and capture the mood of nature that I can translate into my painting. I create my artwork with realistic intricate details to bring the story of nature to life as I experience it.
I use high quality art material for my paintings. Most of my newer paintings have been created using Langridge oils and mediums which are handmade in Melbourne. Some of my older paintings were made using Windsor and Newton acrylic colours and mediums. I also use Faber and Castell Polychromos pencil colours to create drawings. All surfaces I use for my oil and acrylic paintings are made of extremely high quality linen or polycotton canvas and usually they are custom made to the requirements of my artwork.
Bachelor of Advertising (Goa College of Art - Goa, India) - 2000
Masters of Communication Design (QUT - Brisbane, Australia) - 2002
Diploma of IT (Surina Russo Institute of Technology - Brisbane, Australia) - 2003
Masters of IT (Griffith University - Brisbane, Australia) - 2004
"Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Finalist 2020
"Brookfield Show" - Best Feature Animal subject Award - Winner 2019
"Lethbridge 20000" by Lethbridge Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Finalist 2019
"Rotary Art Spectacular" by Brisbane Rotary, QLD - Finalist 2019
"Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Finalist 2019
"Lethbridge 10000" by Lethbridge Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Finalist 2018
"Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Finalist 2018
International Garden Photographer of the Year - Breathing Spaces Category - Highly Commended
Birdlife Australia Photography Awards - Special theme "Honeyeaters" - Highly Commended
Photographer of the Year 2018 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Landscape - Highly Commended
Photographer of the Year 2018 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Wildlife & Animal - Commended
Better Photography - Revealing Nature 2018 - Silver Award
Better Photography - Classic Landscapes 2017 - Silver Award
Better Photography - Exotic Travel 2017 - Silver Award
Better Photography - Revealing Nature 2017 - Bronze Award
Photographer of the Year 2016 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Landscape - Commended
I have worked in advertising design industry for over 15 years.
In love with art! I love to create paintings. I am also passionate about landscape, bird and travel photography. I enjoy spending time with nature hiking. Not a big fan of television, but do enjoy watching some movies.