Mandar is an artist based out of Pune but he was born in Goa. So, the seawaters and the natural landscape with the beach and sun were part of his childhood that sprang up in opportune time to manifest themselves in his naturalistic paintings on the surrounding environment. In his own words “through art I capture the beauty of fleeting moments in the natural world. Nature, unharmed by humans, has been my constant source of inspiration. The textual feel that oils and acrylics produce, especially when applied with palette knife, make them my medium of choice. I use watercolors less often and only when the painting demands transparency. At times I express my feeling in three dimensions by sculpting with clay. My paintings invite the viewer to share the joy I felt while capturing the overall experience of the moment.”
I am currently working on a series of paintings based on Kanha National Park. I visited this park in Feb 2010 and
till now I have made 10 paintings based on my experience there.