Monday, March 14, 2011

Profile of artist Sankar Rao Bhatta

Sankar Rao Bhatta

In view of the fast approaching art show 'The  Drawing Room Collection'  which will feature 4 students of art from Usha's Art Class, I present proudly the first student of art Sankar Rao Bhatta who will make his debut in this show. 

The art show 'The Drawing Room Collection' is scheduled for 16th May 2011 release. 

Sankara Rao Bhatta immensely enjoys stroking on his canvas with a brush during every available free time that he can muster - which is every weekday right after the hectic work as a software proffessional (whew!) on weekdays, and also at weekends at class. 

He already had a fine hand in charcoals when he joined in to learn acrylic paintng and has evolved into a fine art painter through a period of about 3 years. 

Bhatta presents a colleciton of 'Indian Countryscapes' in his debut fine art show to be held in May 2011 at the Chitra Kala Parishath Bangalore. He takes you on a tour of the Indian countryside replete with beautiful landscapes and happy country people - using intense colors and brushstrokes that easily pulls the heartstrings of a nature lover who has experienced the same. Bhatta's fond memories of his childhood have now been etched on canvas for ever. 

Here is what he has to say about himself -  

"Born in small village called Pedana (near Machilipatnam) in Andhra Pradesh, I was initiated to art at an early age in school days. I fell in love with Geometry and engineering drawing in my college days at REC Warangal and it was my favorite subject in studies. I started with pencil and charcoal sketches as hobby when I was doing my Mtech at IIT Bombay, which later turned into a serious part of my life. I had participated in a college level drawing competition and won the second prize. I was always impressed by the works of legends like Raja Ravi Varma and dreamt of doing paintings like them. After coming to Bangalore to work as an IT professional, I made a step forward towards achieving my dream by starting learning acrylic painting from Usha Shantharam madam few years ago. I like doing portraits and landscapes in both realistic and impressionist style.

The theme of my paintings, village life, is very close to my heart. It’s natural to me to paint those aspects of village life, because I was born and brought up in a village. The simplicity of village life always excited me and inspires me to capture the moments on canvas with immense joy. Whether it is women working in fields or people going with their daily chores in a village alley, every scene has a story to tell and tons of emotions to express.
After all these years, trying to improve my artistic skills, I feel confident to showcase my art to the world. This is my first art show and I am doing this under the guidance of my teacher Usha Shantharam."

Sankar Rao Bhatta

'LETS TAKE A WALK' by artist Sankar Rao Bhatta
acrylic on canvas
size : 20"x24" - inches

In this painting Bhatta has used a rich and intense color scheme of Siennas and Greens combination that are native to the Indian countryside. Having created an unusual perspective in this village scenes, he has playfully used the sunlight and shadow effects to create a cheerful atmosphere of a shepherd leading his herd of sheep to their meal in the meadows. Bhatta has also expertly handled the folds of the white dhoti and typical red towel in this painting.

The view of the shepherd is from the back, and yet it is so easy for the viewer to feel the positive cheerfulness and almost hear the whistling and singing of the shepherd even as he leads his herd to the destination.

Good Luck to Sankara Rao Bhatta.


  1. wow shankar u r too gud ....keep it up...ur painting of hay is just amazing ...too gud

  2. Great paintings Shankar.. I admire your dedication to each of your paintings. Hay painting came out so so so well.. The man with the herd of sheeps looks like happily singing and going back home..
    Keep up your great work and looking forward to more such paintings.. - Rajith Raghu

  3. Sankar your Lets take a walk painting is so lovely and lively.The figures in your paintings express different emotion by itself. Even in your Hay stack painting you have brilliantly brought the texture and wetness of the hay.I have always admired the way you boldly paint. Good Luck.

  4. Brilliant, Sankar... I happened to have seen some of your other drawings/paintings... There is so much life and feel in each piece... keep up the good work and keep it going.