Artist Bhavna Misra observes life closely and desires to make a difference through her drawings and paintings. She paints portraits, wildlife, nature and specialises in creating custom artwork
Artist Bhavna Misra desires to make a difference through her paintings
Step into Bhavna’s studio, and you’re welcomed by colorful landscapes and boldly painted smiling portraits that are displayed on the gallery walls. The place is full of paintings, big and small, in the various stages of making. Oil is her choice of medium for most of her works. She also uses pastels, acrylic and coloured pencils. Bhavna started displaying her artistic inclination from an early age. She grew up in a beautiful hill-surrounded area in Himachal Pradesh. Tall pine trees, snowy mountains, lush valleys, clear-water lakes, and diverse wildlife left a life-long impact on her artistic adventures. In college, she studied engineering and worked in IT and science
related fields; but to her, science and art were never separate. Bhavna says, “Science is the art of accuracy, and the technique of art is certainly a science of creativity.” She never had a doubt about becoming a painter one day. Finally, about eight years ago, she quit her office job and started to paint full-time.
She neither has a formal education in arts nor an arts degree. In fact, not studying art formally gave her a chance to develop her own personal style, and living in the spirit of learning as a lifelong student. She practiced and experimented without pressure that usually comes with the strict academic requirements. This helped in keeping her work fresh, and open to ideas. For her disciplined work ethics, she gives credit to her rigorous study routine that was instilled early on through the demanding academic routine. Bhavna’s hard work led her to receive invitations to display her work in reputed galleries and museums. She has won multiple awards for her paintings and many were chosen to be published on the covers of magazines and art literature. Bhavna has only one advice to aspiring artists, “There are no shortcuts to hard work. Try to learn as much as you can, and always do your best”.
Bhavna’s hard work led her to receive invitations to display her work in reputed galleries and museums.