Narayanappa Muniyappa born in 1967 comes from a small village in Karnataka called Mittiganahalli. He completed his B.F.A. from the Ken School of Art, Bangalore.
The Polo series is one of Narayan’s prominent body of works which depicts his passion for horses. He portrays galloping horses and polo players in charcoal drawing. Using expressionist strokes, swabs of opaque colours and fierce charcoal lines, Narayan captures the power and speed as though watching alive polo match. With a strong sense for colour and a steady hand in composition, his paintings inspired by the regal sport polo have been a tremendous success.
Narayan started painting in 1991 and has participated in over 30 solo exhibitions and many more group shows. An eminent entity in the art world, his works are highly appreciated and forma part of the collection of notable industrialists and art enthusiasts such as Jaydev Mody, Vijay Mallya, Cyrus Poonawalla, Avinash Bhosale, Amit Bhosale and Rajesh Dhingra.