Prof Vidya's paintings mesmerise art lovers

Prof Vidya's paintings mesmerise art lovers

Maiden show

More than 25 years of hard work on colours paid a dividend for Vidya Chandavar, who is holding her maiden painting exhibition showcasing best of her 52 paintings at Suchitra Art gallery at Kalamandir.

Her paintings have drawn wide appreciation among art lovers for their beauty and elegance in all areas  portraits, landscapes, still life and re-work of some of the legendary works like glow of hope (lady with lamp), an original work by Haldankar on display at Jagan Mohan Palace art gallery. Though, Vidya has no formal training in paintings or visual art, her works is no less  than any ace artist.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Vidya said she was good at drawing since her school days. “During my pre-university college days, I learnt oil painting from an artist Rajashekar for a very short stint in Shimoga. My master was impressed with my skills and taught me oil painting directly though I never had any formal training in painting. My journey with colours began since then,” she says. She adds that her skill in painting also helped hone her skills in Zoology drawings – making impressive line drawings of various species in the lab and practical classes.

On Saturday, S N Hegde, former vice-chancellor of University of Mysore inaugurated the painting expo. Hegde was all praise for the paintings of Vidya Chandavar. While, Upadhyaya, faculty, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts asked Vidya to exhibit her works in more places for a wider exposure. Journalist Rajashekara Koti was also present. The expo and sale of paintings will be open till October 31 between 11 am and 7 pm.

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