Through the use of water colours, acrylic and charcoal, on diverse mediums, my attempt is to capture the brilliant colours of all things avian, across the Indian subcontinent.
My penchant for birds and wildlife conservation has always been an influence in my passion for art. I like to express and convey both the fragility and magnificence of birds. At my studio in New Delhi, I am currently working on Owls, Sparrows, Kingfishers and native birds of various Indian states.
Born and brought up in Patna, and now settled in New Delhi, I am a conservationist, teacher, and a practicing bird artist.
My penchant for birds and wildlife conservation has always had an influence on my art. I’m usually found in my studio in New Delhi, trying to convey both the magnificence and fragility of birds. through the use of watercolors, acrylic, and charcoal, on diverse mediums.
My attempt is to capture the brilliant colors of all things avian, across the Indian subcontinent. Currently, I’m working on owls, sparrows, kingfishers and Native birds of various Indian states.
Coringa bird festival 2018,
from 14th Dec till 15th
In Coringa, Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh I exhibited a series of Kingfishers found in A Andhra Pradesh. It is called “Glorious hues of kingfishers in Andhra Pradesh”
‘A tail of two Tuntuni birds’ on birds
Gully 39, Khan Market, New Delhi. A solo show on Birds of Delhi from November 3rd till 10th, 2018
‘A bird came down the walk’
Madhuban, Dehradun: A solo show organized by VOW (Valley of words) in November 2018.
Myths and legends of Black-billed Magpie in Ladakh.
A touchable painting on Black-billed Magpie. Exhibited at LAMO (Ladakh Arts and Media Organization) Leh, Ladakh in September 2018.
Contributed to World Sparrow Day 2018 along with Nature Forever Society.
Did an art exhibition on sparrows of India that are fast disappearing, at India Habitat Centre, Delhi called Ek Thi Chidiya.
A Sculpture for Gaj Yatra “The bird and the elephant” for Wildlife Trust of India. A four and a half-foot tall sculpture of an elephant and a bird Cattle egret on top of the elephant warning the elephants from their enemies.
“ A bird came down the Walk… An ode to the birds of Mussoorie”. A solo show in Mussoorie, Uttrakhand. In June 2018. In Savoy, Mussoorie.
Currently working for my Solo show in the Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi, March 2020.
A Bird Call
Remember the time when the chirping of birds was all around us? Today, those memories greet us with silence as the same birds are fighting the battle to simply survive. The need of the hour is awareness.
But why is that?
In India, the illegal trade of protected bird species has been going on for years.
Owls, especially, have been on the receiving end of this for they are sought for their body parts like skulls, talon, beaks, feathers, and even blood - a practice driven by irrational myths.
Truly disturbing is the sight of exotic birds crammed into wire cages of all shapes and sizes, for sale. No prohibition exists on the domestic sale of captive-bred exotic birds in India, so trappers and traders disguising native birds as exotic, touching them up with dye, or even paint, to make them look like rarer native birds, endangering their lives for their profits.
Meanwhile, sparrows are being rendered homeless due to modern “matchbox styled” architecture that makes it difficult for the bird to build nests. These winged companions, who used to build nests in holes, roofs, and crevices on traditional houses, are struggling today to find a safe corner in glass buildings.
And let’s not even get into pollution where birds are one of the first to feel the effects of smog and the changes in global temperatures.
Thanks to us these birds have been pushed to the brink of extinction. It’s high time we did something to save them.
A Birds Call is a step in that direction, giving a voice to the birds’ silent call for help through a selection of thought-provoking art.
The focus of this show is to re-discover a world inhabited not by us but by birds for its one of the most familiar, unique and precious creatures that inhabit our planet.
Do attend A Birds Call at
Visual Art Gallery- 18th-21st March 2020
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi, Institutional Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi-110003. The birds are counting on you. Get direction