Uday Bhan is an Indian watercolor artist known internationally for his realistic watercolor paintings. He is awarded by many international awards. He is basically from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India). He is a self-taught artist and creating amazing realism in his painting. His works are very much inspired by daily life struggle, emotions and are full of life and beauty. He was one of four artists from India whose work is exhibited in world’s most prestigious and biggest Universal Watercolor Exposition 2018 Zhuji City, China. Till now his paintings are exhibited in various countries like Thailand, Nepal, Albania, Malaysia, South America, Portugal, and China. By profession, he is a certified physiotherapist but art is his first and last choice.
“For me, art is not just picking up good brushes, paints, and start painting. Art is worship, dedication, to feel want you are painting is true art. Being a professional physiotherapist it was very tough for me to continue my first and last passion PAINTING but still I am doing that is the best thing. At school, the only class I really paid any attention in was art. I simply wasn’t interested in anything else and I think my obsession with depicting the monotony of the workplace and workforce started there… My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I’ve always loved old people, children, and the beauty of nature. As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others.”
Awards & Nominations:
• Artwork “Grapes” selected as the artwork of the week Sep-15/10/13 by ORIGINAL ART Worldwide art contest 2013.
• Winner of Wall art competition 2013.
• Got Outstanding Artwork Award from Original Art Worldwide Art Contest 2013.
• Artwork “Old lady” published in Wall Art Magazine Oct 2013 edition.
• Mentioned as best portrait watercolor artists by fineartblogger.com.
• Works are selected by the International Watercolor Society for exhibitions in Nepal, Thailand, India, Albania, Malaysia, USA, China, Italy and various countries.
• Awarded as Top 10 still life artist in International Watercolor Society, Albania 2017
• Honorable mention award in ABURAWASH International Watercolor Contest 2017
• Honorable mention award in ABURAWASH International Watercolor Contest 2018
• Special recognition award in GAWA (Global Association of Watercolor) contest 2018
• Most versatile upcoming artist of the year award 2019 by GAWA (Global Association of Watercolor Artist) contest 2019