This is my first artistic post. I am here to highlight to the world the hidden talent in Belgaum to the whole world. With the same endeavor, here is one story of Mr. SACHIN UPADHYE of MONA LISA FINE ART PRODUCTS, M-17, INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, UDYAMBAG, BELGAUM-590008.
SACHIN UPADHYE did his schooling from MVMS English School mechanical engineering diploma in Maratha Mandal polytechnic-Belgaum. He does not have any formal training in fine arts.
He learnt the basics from his father, who used to paint those days. In addition, the fact that he has many artist friends motivated and helped Sachin to understand the medium better.
He began painting right from his childhood. He was into drawing and watercolors, so it is difficult to say ‘when and how’. It all began as a hobby and then into fulltime business, but he remembers starting ‘oil’ painting when he was 12 yrs old, since then he was hooked on to this medium.
He has paintings in collection, which he has been doing since the age of 16 yrs.
Just the fact that I need to express, I do it through this medium. ……. It is the process of emotionally discharging yourself.
He loves applying oil colors on canvas, without being conscious of its result or its salability. His paintings are all instinctive, spontaneous and imaginative. However, nature and things around have their own effects…
His father started this business of manufacturing painting canvas. Since they both shared the same hobby, it was natural for Sachin to join in.
His paintings have been exhibited on many occasions, here are few: PARTICIPATED IN ART SOCIETY OF INDIA – MUMBAI
EXHIBITED IN 1995 & 1996 – PAINTINGS SELECTED & DISPLAYED
PARTICIPATED IN PAINTING WORKSHOPS AT BELGAUM ORGANISED BY –
KANNADA SAHITYA & CULTURAL SOCIETY – 1996 & 1997
BEYNON SMITH SCHOOL OF ART – BGM – 1995
SAPTRANGA ART SOCIETY – 1994 & 1995
ONE MAN SHOW IN 2003 IN MILENNIUM GARDENS – BELGAUM
ONE MAN SHOW IN JUNE 2008 IN ART2DAY GALLERY- PUNE.
All his sell paintings on the site www.monalisaarts.com.