|Chinmaya Panda was born in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 1989. He is a self-taught artist who has gained international recognition for his watercolours. Though trained as a chemical engineer, his born urge made him take up painting with zest once again. Although he is most noted for his portraiture and figurative works, he enjoys the freedom to paint different subject matter including landscapes and still lifes. He is not after a quick impression of the subject, but after a greater exploration to somehow get to the essence of a time and place, and to get to the soul of a subject. |
Chinmaya is a recipient of the National Watercolor Society Masters award, and his work has been featured in several magazines including The Art of Watercolour, France. His work has been included in many international and national exhibitions including shows with the National Watercolor Society (USA), Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial (China), and All India Fine arts and crafts society. He lives and works in Mumbai now.