‘Art’ of Conservation

‘Art’  of  Conservation

Nature  has  inspired  art  for  thousands  of  years. In  fact, the  first  known  artworks  of  the  humans  found  in  caves, were  the  interpretations  of  the  natural  world  in  the  eyes  of  those  cave  dwellers. This  influence  has  been  a  rich  tradition  in  the  world  of  art  and  every  single  advance  in  technology  has  brought  in  some  significant  change in  these  art  forms, from  paintings, sculptures, tapestry  to  pottery  … No  wonder  then, that  we  see  such  amazing  diversity  in  the  art  that  stems  from  such  a  magnificent  natural  diversity.

In  India  we  have  some  amazing  treasures  of  nature  art  but  for  most  of  these  masterpieces, the  artists  are  largely  unknown.

It  is  difficult  to  imagine that  before  the  advent  of  photography, obtaining  a  specimen  and  then  rendering  it  most  naturally, was  the  only  option  available  for  the  study  of  natural  subjects  like  birds.

Inspired  by  legends  such  as  Ustad  Masur, a  seventeenth  century  Mughal  painter  and  court  artist, one  of  the  all  time  greats  John  Gould   or  our  very  own  Carl  D’Silva,  at  TheUntamedEarth,  we  decided  to  bring  some  of  this  amazing  diversity  from  our  times  in  this  story  on  Nature  Art  titled, ‘art  of  conservation !’ 

We  present  an  amazing  diversity  of  some  wonderful  nature  art  by  these  contemporary  artists, each  one  with  a  different  background, training  as  well  as  technique, yet  with  one  binding  thing  in  common … their  profound  love  for  our  beautiful  natural  world !

From  the  bold  close  up  portraits  of  Kishor  Thakur, the  brilliant  backdrop  of  vibrant  habitats  of  Meenakshi  Subramaniam, the  vivid  portrayals  of  Pratim  Das, the  detailed  almost  lifelike  study  of  Sweta  Desai  to  the  bright  portrayals  of  birds  in  the  pristine  settings  of  Vaidehi  Gunjal, each  one  with  a  distinctly  different  style … as  well  as  distinctly  different  dreams  and  aspirations !

Welcome, KT -  Kishor  Thakur, PD – Pratim  Das, MS – Meena  Subramaniam, SD – Sweta  Desai  and  VG -Vaidehi  Gunjal 

Our  tribute  to  the  wonderful  tribe  of  nature  artists  and  their  nature  art !

We  would  certainly  like  to  do  more  in  this  direction  and  would  love  to  hear  from  you   :)

 

TheUntamedEarth

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The  Artists  :  KT,  MS,  PD,  SD  and  VG

The Artists  :  KT, MS, PD, SD  and   VG

 

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About  You …

 

KT - I am a Civil Engineer by education and  I  work  as  Civil  as  well  as  Interiors   Contractor. After serving  as a Site Engineer for nearly eight years, I started my own business  venture of Civil  and  Interior works.

MS  -  I am an artist, residing  at  Thekkady, Kerala. I  specialize  only  in  nature and  habitats  with  indigenous  plants  that are inhabited  by birds  and  butterflies.  My  prime  areas  of  focus  are  the  Western  Ghats  and  the  Himalayas, especially  the  North Eastern Himalayas.

PD –  I  am  from  Berhampore,  Murshidabad , West  Bengal. I  hail  from  a  family  of  modest  means  and  I  am  presently  unemployed.  My  dream  is  to  become  an  artist  whose name  people  will  remember  and  love.  Although  I  like  to  work  with  every  medium, financial  constraints  do  not  always  give  me  this  luxury.

SD – I  am  an  artist  and  freelance  in  Drawing and  Painting. I  was  born  in  Bhandup, Mumbai,  Maharashtra  and  presently  live  in  Fonda, Goa.

VG – I  was  born  in  Maharashtra. As  a  child, I  grew  up  roaming  the foothills  of  the  Western Ghats  in  and  around  Belgaum, where  I  was  fascinated  by  the  birds  and  birdsongs, clouds of butterflies, amphibians, reptiles  and  a   mind  boggling  array  of  insects. This  instilled  a deep  love for the wilds and  later realized the importance of conservation.

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 Your  Training …

 

 KT –  I did not take any special training for painting, I  am  self  taught. I  just  developed  my  skills with  experience  and  practice.  

MS –  I did  visit  a  couple  of  art  schools  in  Bangalore,  the  Chitrakala Parishad  and  Ken School of Art  but  did not pursue them further, as  I  was  more  interested  in  realistic  portrayal  of  life and  botanical  art,  neither of  which  were  taught  at  length  in  these  institutions  in  the early  80s. I  therefore  resorted  to  simply  practicing, doodling  and  sketching  on  field. In  that  context, I  can  say  that  I  am  self  taught. Most  of  this  was  simply  by  trial  and  error. In  the  mid  80s  I  moved  to  the  Palni Hills, in  Tamil  Nadu,  as  I  was  more  keen  on  living  a  life  close  to  nature  and  mountains. It involved  some  amount  of  agriculture, floriculture, collecting  indigenous  plants  that  were falling  prey  to  increased  potato  and  vegetable  farming  in  the  grasslands. I was cultivating grassland  orchids, lilies, and  several species of ferns, all  rescued and allowed  to thrive in  near  perfect  conditions. It  was  then that I  started  to  get  a  bit  more  serious  about  my  art.

PD –  I  have  no  formal  training  or  degree of  Art. I  am  a  self  taught  artist.

SD –  I  have  completed  Degree  in  Fine  Arts  B.F.A with  specialization  in  Audio  Visual  from  Goa College  Of  Fine  Arts, Altinho-Goa.

VG – I  studied  fine art  at  Kalavishwa Mahavidyalaya, Sangli  and  Sir J J  School of  Arts, Mumbai. Eventually  started  bird  watching  and  thought  of  using  my  skills  as  an  artist  to  paint birds, initially  just  to  capture  the  colors  and  forms  of  birds, then  hoping  this  will  help  in bringing  about  awareness  and  help  in  conservation.

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Your  influences …  

 

KT –  Earlier I used to draw  the portraits of   people  around  me  as  well  as  actors  and  actresses. With time  I  was  attracted   towards  photos  of  animals  and  birds  in magazines  like National Geographic, Sanctuary etc. I  had a deep interest in observing  wild  life and  that  is  why  I collected  and  read  books on wild life.  The quality of   photography in these  books  is really  brilliant and this  is  how I started  drawing  animal  and  bird  portraits.

MS – These  were  the  pre  internet  days. Articles, biographies  and  information  on botanical  art  were  very difficult  to  come  by. I  started  enlisting  Fr. K M Mathew’s  help  to  read  more on  great  natural  history  artists, using  the stacked  library  at  the St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli. Gleaning  old  back  issues of  the  BNHS  magazine  from the  1800s, I  started  to  understand  how  difficult  it must  have been  for  several  of these  artists  who  walked, collected  and  painted  specimens  so  painstakingly  and accurately. Some  of  the  greatest  influences  in  my  work  have  been  Margaret  Mee, Marianne  North,  Elizabeth  and John  Gould. I  love Marianne  North  for her amazing  compostions  of  wild places  and  the  accompanying  flora. Margaret Mee, I respect  and often  feel  a  strong  kinship  with, for  her  utter  devotion  to  painting  plants  in  such great  detail,  in situ. Her  passion  for  endangered  South  American  plants  and  her dazzling  work  on  orchids, keep  me going.

PD –  I  really don’t  know or I have  no answer  from  where  it  has  come. As  from  both  sides  of my ancestral  family  members  there  are  no artists/painters. I  am  painting  from  childhood  and  it  is  my  oxygen.

SD -  I  am  thankful to my teachers  in  Ponda in  Goa for  helping  me  and  my  parents  to  understand  my interest  in drawing and painting at  early stage. They  encouraged  and  also  nurtured  my  art. From  high  school  and  further, my  teachers  moulded  my  art  to  a  professional  level. I  will  always  remember  my  teachers,  Ms  Pushpa, Suman   and  Tilve  and  later  Mr  Konduskar  and  Ms Smita  Bandodkar  as  well  as  Ms  Geetha  Shastri. I  was  also  fortunate  to  have  friends  like  Somy Wilson and  Jubina Fernandes  who  were  always  encouraging  me.  While  working   with  Sarva  Shiksha  Abhiyan  as  an  art  teacher, my  senior  colleague  Ms Mangala  Naik    also  helped  me  to  learn  techniques  to  teach  children.

From  my  early  childhood, I  was  drawn  to  nature. My  parents  always  told  me  that  truth  is  in  nature, where  all  living  things  exist  in  pure  form. Very  soon, I  bought  a  camera  and  started  exploring  this  wonderful  world.  As  I  loved  birds, I  started  clicking  them, in  and  around  my  home. I  found  each  one  them  very  unique, whether  their  beaks, wings, tails  or  flight. I  feel  that  they  are  the  best  creatures  to  exist  on  our  planet. But  they  are  under  great  threats  and  some  are  already  extinct. I  wish  to  address  the  world  by  making  bird  portraits  and  hope  that  people  start  liking  them  and  take  initiative  towards  conserving  them  and  nature. I  will  be  the  happiest  person  if  this  happens.

My  father,  Mr Dilip Ladoba Desai,  is  also an artist… he used to show me his  wildlife art work.  I  was  encouraged  by  the   works  of  my  father  and  foreign  wildlife artists,  which  emphasized  even  the  tiniest  of  the  details. My  parents,  brother  Sameer  Deasi  and  my  family  have  always  encouraged me.

After  completing  some paintings I heard a news  about  29th  Pakshimitra  Sammelan  2015  at  Sawantawadi. There  under the  influence  of  Dr. Ganesh Margaj  and  Mahendra Patekar  I got a chance to display  my  paintings  in front of  all  the bird lovers. There  I  got  a  chance  to build  my  image  as  an  artist. Now  Mr. Ulhas Rane, Dr. Sanjeev Shevade  and  Bibhas  Amonkar  are  playing  important role  in  encouraging  my  art towards  nature.

VG – Carl  D’Silva , without  doubt  India’s  most  accomplished  bird  artist  the  ‘eyes  and feet’ Man. Robert  Bateman, one  of  the  finest  wildlife  artist  ever  and  Lars Jonsson,  a  Swedish  ornithological  illustrator.

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 Your  work  so  far …

 

KT – I  am a  painter by hobby  and I get very little  time for painting. Actually  it requires a specific mood  to  paint. So  I  have  done very few paintings of  birds  and  animals.

MS –  In  the  last  few  years  I  have  become  confident  enough  to  attempt  large  canvasses  to express  my  creativity. I  am  also  more  adept  at  portraying  birds, which  I  have  found to  be some  of  the  most  difficult  creatures  to  paint.

PD – I  have  my  own  Everest  to  climb  and  that is  to  paint  al l the Indian Birds, 1239 species. I  have  painted 675+ birds  and  also  60+ animals. As I am not just a wildlife painter, I  have  done  around 1000  paintings  on  other subjects too.

SD - I  have  completed  25  paintings. Now  I am still working  on more paintings. Out of 25 paintings, 6 of them are already  sold  to  Aquamira  Hotel  in  Miramar – Goa.

VG – Initially started  with  murals. Have executed many small and large murals in various media  including mosaic. The largest mosaic measured 50 feet x 15 feet, depicting many bird species. the birds were done entirely in cut ceramic tiles, fixed in cement. After  this  switched  to  painting-Acrylic  on Canvas. A  painting – The Green  Cochoa –  was  chosen  as  cover for  the  premier  bird  magazine, Indian  Birds. Will  continue to  paint  birds  in the  wild  when  and  as  time  permits.

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How  you  decided  to  go  the  ‘birds’  or  the  ‘wild life’  way  …

 

KT – I love  nature, especially  birding. In  Mumbai, the  Sanjay  Gandhi  National  Park  is  literally  our  backyard  and  my  native  place  is  in  Konkan  has  some  rich  birdlife.

MS – I  will  continue  to  paint  birds, butterflies  and  plants  of  a  certain  habitat  for  a  long time.  I  often  reconsider  if  I should  go  for  more  ‘Mandala’  work  and  decorative  art,  but somehow  when I  stretch  a  canvas, the  only  thing  that matters  is  as  realistic  a representation  in  a  composition, as possible.

PD – I  love  beauty  and  diversity  of  wildlife  and  it  is  becoming  extinct  and  that  has  inspired  me  to  paint  birds. As a self taught artist whenever I found any photograph of birds or wildlife creatures,  I drew  them  and  gifted  them  to  my  friends. It also  is  a white  lie  if  I  try  to  convince  you  that  my  aim  was  to  create  bird paintings.

It all started in  2013 . One of my students (Namrata Dube) handed me a small guide book named ‘Duarsher Sadharon Pakhi’  in  which  there  were 100 + bird photographs. There was no way to keep that book forever. So, I started drawing and painting in a drawing exercise book. One  fine  day, uploaded  a  painting  from that  on Facebook. Soon, I  got  many likes  and enthusiastic comments. After posting 17 or 18 paintings, a Facebook friend, Rama Shree  added  me  to the Indian Birds Group. Then the journey started…on several birds and wild  life  Facebook  groups   which  I joined  and  I  was  also  added by other  friends  and  well  wishers.

After  75+ postings, another  facebook  friend  DevDas  asked  me  some  question  about  a bird. Though, I  am not an ornithologist, I passed  the  test  with  flying  colors  through WIKIPEDIA  website. Now a thought arose in my mind, that how would it be, if I added some  information with the paintings. It  will  enrich  my  knowledge  and  others  too. After I  started  adding  information  to  my  photographs. I started  getting more compliments from friends.

I also realized that my  work  was  now  creating  some  awareness  about  birds  and  wild life in the minds  of  people. That  gives  me  a  kind  of  energy  to  paint.

SD –  I  was brought up in Goa   and I am  fascinated by this  land  blessed  by nature. I started  painting  nature on my canvas. In college I was given assignments of birds and my father came  to  know that I can do very fine detailing of feathers. I quit my job and started working on beautiful  sets  of  wings. Later, I bought  a camera  and  started  capturing birds.. I  used  self-clicked photos of  birds as a reference to do paintings. Then I became accustomed to it and from that day on  wards  not  a  single  day goes  without  taking  a photo of  some  bird. In 10 months I have clicked  93 birds belonging to different families. Only  4 to 5 birds I have clicked outside  my  residence. Rest all are my window clicks. I want to give all credit to my mother who used to keep food and water in a  tray inside our balcony. Most of  them came  to  feed  and  some of them were just visitors. This is how  I  went  very close  to  nature. I  am so  blessed  that  my surrounding  is full of greenery. This  is  how I started  bird photography.

VG – Serious birding started about 2 years back when I realized that the small bird I was staring at while having my morning coffee was not a Purple-rumped sunbird. initially I thought it was a juvenile. Then realized that call was different. So it began … My garden provided me with amazing number of species – some rare – Tickell’s Thrush, Forest Wagtail, Rusty- tailed Flycatcher, Yellow-browed  Warbler  and  many  more  turned  up for  the  winter.

Then  driving  around  the  outskirts of  my  small  town, discovering  the  amazing  variety of birds  became  an addiction. Soon I was  driving  alone, through  fields, to  nearby  forests,  discovering  the amazing  world  of  birds.

Now  it  is  an  addiction.

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What  you  hope  to  achieve  …  your  objective  or  goal

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Your  future  plans  in  this  direction, if  any !    

 

KT – This  was  actually  a  personal  exercise.  There  are  no  plans  and  yes,  I  will  continue  to  draw  and  paint  whenever  I  can  find  the  time. But  I  am  delighted  with  the  thought  that  this  can  inspire  others  to  look  around  our  world   differently.

PD - To do some exhibitions of my paintings. But  it  can  be  difficult  without  adequate  financial  support. In 2012 I won an art competition from Australia  and  Main organizer of that contest helps me a lot, with some finance and art equipments. Hopefully  just  some  more  time  down  the  line  and  I  should  be  able  to  paint without any  problem. After then what will be my fate I don’t know !

SD – I  am  happy  doing  this  and  I   want  to  share  this  happiness  to  all  the  viewers  through  my paintings. Apart  from  this  I  want  to  be  known   as  a  world  famous  ’ Nature  artist’ and also want to be known as a ‘Bird Girl’. I  want  to  fulfill  my  parents  and  my  dream  through  art  and  want  my  parents  should  be  known  by  my  name. Marriage ! … Ummm……I won’t say marriage, not  now :) … as  most of  the  girls have  this plan but  my future  plan is to do various exhibitions at National  and International  Level. No full stop to it. My  pencil will go on painting  the  beautiful  and  vast nature. After  this  all  I  will think of marriage :)

MS –  I  have often  been  told  by  buyers  of  my  art that  it transports  them to  realms of  beauty and  harmony. I hope, my work will  not just transport  the viewer  into beauty but  also draw attention  to  the  plight  of  these  habitats, and  invite  some concern  on their part, motivate them  towards  developing a  more  nature  friendly  lifestyle. I  have  begun  teaching children who are  interested  in  learning to paint in an unstructured fashion. Being mostly a self taught artist, I  invite  anyone  interested  in  pursuing nature  painting,  to start  researching and  drawing  as close an  image as possible  to an existing real specimen, be it plant, bird or butterfly. Personally, I want to keep creating  more and more works devoted  to  the  north eastern region and  its wonderful  biodiversity, encompassing, bird, ferns, butterflies, and the extremely diverse  flora. I also look forward to large commissioned works which would  encompass more species. My landscapes are usually slightly exaggerated  to  include  more viewership.

VG – Through  my  paintings I  hope  to  help  conservation  in  some way.  People  tend  to  think  that  to  see birds  they  have to  go to wildlife  sanctuaries, pay  hefty  amounts  to  safaris. Through birding I  want to make people aware that there is rich bird life in their backyards. My opinion of the importance of Art in Wildlife conservation … Nothing  can  match  the impact  of  an  artwork (be it sketch, caricature, painting) to  highlight  conservational  issues  and  bring  out  an  emotional  response from  the  people. It’s one  of  the  best  ways  of  spreading  message  of  importance  of  wildlife  conservation.  Funds  generated  through  the  sale  of  artworks  could  be  donated for conservation activities I  have  started  bird-walks  every  2nd  and  4th  Sundays  of  every   month.  These  are  announced  on various  whatsapp  groups  and  anyone  who  is  interested  can  join.  At  least  2  experienced  birders  lead  the  walks  and   newbies  are  shown  how  to  observe  birds, identify  them  and document  them. I  also wish  to take  this  activity  to  the  schools.

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KT – Kishor  Thakur.  E mail : kishornthakur@gmail.com

Kishor  Thakur

Kishor Thakur

 

Caracal - caracal  caracal. Oil  Pastels  on  Paper.
Caracal – caracal caracal.    Oil Pastels on Paper.  Size  16″ X 12″   

 

Grey  Slender Loris - Loris  lydekkerianus.  Oil  Pastels  on  Paper

Grey Slender Loris – Loris lydekkerianus. Oil Pastels on Paper.  Size   16″ X 12″

 

Tiger - Panthera  tigris.  Oil  Pastels  on  Paper.  Size  16"  X  13"

Tiger – Panthera tigris. Oil Pastels on Paper. Size 16″ X 13″

 

Maned  Wolf - Chrysocyon  brachyurus.  Oil  Pastels  on  Paper

Maned Wolf – Chrysocyon brachyurus. Oil Pastels on Paper.  Size  16″ X 12″

 

Blue  Thrated  Barbet - Megalaima  asiatica.  Oil  Pastels  on  Paper

Blue Thrated Barbet – Megalaima asiatica. Oil Pastels on Paper.  Size 16″ X 12″

 

Golden  Eagle - Aquila  crysaetos.  Oil  Pastels on  Paper

Golden Eagle – Aquila crysaetos. Oil Pastels on Paper.  Size  16″ X 12″

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MS – Meenakshi  Subramaniam.  E mail : kodaifern@yahoo.co.in

Meenakshi  Subramaniam

Meenakshi Subramaniam

 

The  Source 1 - Malabar Trogons M F, Racked  Tailed  Drongo.  Acrylic  on  Canvas. Size 3' X 4'

The Source 1 – Malabar Trogons M F, Racked Tailed Drongo. Acrylic on Canvas. Size 3′ X 4′

 

The  Source  2 - Racket tailed Drongo, Great Hornbill, Black throated babbler, Lotens Sunbird male, Red whiskered bulbuls. Acrylic  on  Canvas. Size  3' X 4'

The Source 2 – Racket tailed Drongo, Great Hornbill, Black throated babbler, Lotens Sunbird male, Red whiskered bulbuls. Acrylic on Canvas. Size 3′ X 4′

 

The  Conversation 2 - Racket  tailed  Drongos.  Acrylic  on  Canvas.  Size  2' X 3'

The Conversation 2 – Racket tailed Drongos. Acrylic on Canvas. Size 2′ X 3′

 

Sultan  Tits - Acylic  on  Canvas.  Size  2' X 3'

Sultan Tits – Acylic on Canvas. Size 2′ X 3′

 

A  Wood  Life - Birds: Orange bellied leafbird, Crimson tailed sunbird, black throated tits, yellow bellied fantail. Butterfly: Red Lacewing.  Acrylic  on  Canvas.  Size  2' X 3'

A Wood Life – Birds: Orange bellied leafbird, Crimson tailed sunbird, black throated tits, yellow bellied fantail. Butterfly: Red Lacewing. Acrylic on Canvas. Size 2′ X 3′

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  PD – Pratim  Das.  E mail : ektooono1rawcom@gmail.com                                                       

Pratim  Das

Pratim Das

 

Lesser  Florican - Sypheotides  indica. Water  colour  on  Paper.  A 4 size

Lesser Florican – Sypheotides indica. Water colour on Paper. A 4 size

 

Ultramarine  Flycatcher - Ficedula  superciliaris.  Water  colour  on  Paper. A 4 size

Ultramarine Flycatcher – Ficedula superciliaris. Water colour on Paper. A 4 size

 

Black  Francolin - Francolinus  francolinus.  Water colour  on  Paper.  A 4 size

Black Francolin – Francolinus francolinus. Water colour on Paper. A 4 size

 

Barn  Owl - Tyto  alba. Water colour  on  Paper. A 4 size

Barn Owl – Tyto alba. Water colour on Paper. A 4 size

 

Flamingos  Nakuru  Lake. Water colour  on  Paper.  A 3 size

Flamingos Nakuru Lake. Water colour on Paper. A 3 size

 

Asian  Paradise  Flycatcher - Terpsiphone  paradisi. Water colour  on  Paper. A 4 size

Asian Paradise Flycatcher – Terpsiphone paradisi. Water colour on Paper. A 4 size

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SD – Sweta  Desai.  E mail : artistswetadesai@gmail.com

Sweta  Desai

 

Sweta  Desai

 

Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size : 19" x 14"

Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size : 19″ x 14″

 

Mandarin  Duck - Aix  galericulata. Coloured  Pencils  on  Paper. Size  19" x 14"

Mandarin Duck – Aix galericulata. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size 19″ x 14″

 

Common  Iora - Aegithina  tiphia. Coloured  Pencils  on  Paper. Size  19" X 14"

Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size 19″ X 14″

 

Tickell's  Blue  Flycatcher - Cyomis  tickelliae. Coloured  Pencils  on  Paper. Size  19" X 14"

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher – Cyomis tickelliae. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size 19″ X 14″

 

White  Cheeked  Barbet - Psilopogon  viridis. Coloured  Pencils  on  Paper. Size  19" X 14"

White Cheeked Barbet – Psilopogon viridis. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size 19″ X 14″

 

Snow  Leopard - Panthera  uncia. Coloured  Pencils  on  Paper. Size  20" X 13"

Snow Leopard – Panthera uncia. Coloured Pencils on Paper. Size 20″ X 13″ 

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VG – Vaidehi  Gunjal.  E mail : vaigunjal@gmail.com

VAIDEHI  GUNJAL

Vaidehi  Gunjal

 

Colours  of  Camouflage - Coppersmith  Barbet.  Acylic  on  Canvas.  11" x 7"

Colours of Camouflage – Coppersmith Barbet. Acylic on Canvas. 11″ x 7″

 

Green Cochoa.  Acrylic  on  Canvas.  18" x 11"

Green Cochoa. Acrylic on Canvas. 18″ x 11″

 

Narcondam  Hornbill.  Acrylic  on  Canvas.  18" x 14"

Narcondam Hornbill. Acrylic on Canvas. 18″ x 14″

 

Red - Headed  Trogon.  Acrylic  on  Canvas.  18" X 15"

Red – Headed Trogon. Acrylic on Canvas. 18″ X 15″

 

Canada  Goose.  Mosaic

Canada Goose. Mosaic

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We  hope  that  you  like  this  story  as  well  as  the  depiction  of  our  wonderful  world  and  here’s  to  hope  that  it  inspires  many  more  to  take  up   nature  art.

Along  with  photography, such  art  work   can  also  help  to  spread  awareness  and  love  about  our  natural  world.

We  would  certainly  like  to  do  more  in  this  direction. We  would  love  to  hear  from  you.

TheUntamedEarth

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27 Responses to ‘Art’ of Conservation

  1. sweta dilip desai says:

    Wow… It means alot to me.. And my artist friends works are also excellent… Very honoured to see our work on “the untamed earth”.. Thank you so much sir..

  2. Angela Alphonso says:

    Sweta Desai your work is so inspirational. Well done and best of luck for the future.Rock on SD

  3. Shreya Suraj says:

    Pratim Sir’s bird drawings look really beautiful and realistic.I have seen many of his other works on diverse topics, each of them are unique.He is also a simple and hard-working gentleman.I hope he is blessed with lots of good luck so that he can achieve all his dreams..All the best Pratim sir

  4. Sridhar says:

    Very nice article. The works of all the Artists are outstanding. Kudos to all of them. May their tribe increase!

  5. kishor thakur says:

    Wow,together it looks so different, diff styles, diff ways of doing work.Thanks for display of our work on this platform.

  6. Ramesh says:

    Wow, what an amazing collection and diversity in style!! KT’s close-ups and Meenakshi’s wide angle are equally stunning. Meenakshi’s backdrops transported me to a rain forest, I wish I had a large house to hang her paintings. I am already a great admirer of Vaidehi’s works. Sweta’s snow leopard took my breath away. And Pratim’s fluid strokes that are the hallmark of water colors, so beautiful. hats off to all these artists. I wish we could have an exhibition of wildlife art, they are so much more personalised than photographs? What you people are doing is the best tribute to nature’s immense beauty,thank you so much.
    Best,
    Ramesh

  7. Abid Ali says:

    Woooow!
    What an awesome collection, works of all the artists are outstanding. Vahidehi Gunjal madam, your Goose mosaic is amazing!
    And Sweta Desai’s awesome leopard n barbet are so beautiful and spectacular compositions from Meenakshi Subramaniam,
    Eye to eye with Mr. Kishor Thakur, brilliant watercolors from Mr. Pritam Das.
    All are amazing and wonderful.
    So nicely crafted and happy to see them again and again.
    Thank Sanjeev sir to getting me here.
    -Abid Ali

  8. Rajesh Nath says:

    Excellent work.

  9. PRATIM DAS says:

    Thanks a lot all to the editorial team for highlighting my passion. Wish this foundation grows manifold and helps artists like me to get a platform in the world.

    • This has become a wonderful story … this is to thank each one of you for being a part of this !… We are certain that your work will inspire many more to take up nature art !

  10. Kishor Thakur says:

    Thanks a lot to each and everyone for receiving our art so warmly and thanks to Dr. Sanjeev to make the story so beautiful as usual.

    • Yes, we are delighted with the manner in which ‘Art of Conservation’ is received … true test will be when we see many more following in to your footsteps and take up Nature Art :)

  11. Tushar patil says:

    Wow… Amazing talent… You all Rock… Keep it up. Thanks for this visual treat …Shevade sir :)

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