Anand M Bekwad, born in Pune, Maharashtra obtained a diploma in Drawing and Painting from Belgaum, Karnataka.
Anand picks landscapes and floral art as his favourite themes. He started off by painting landscapes before he was drawn to florals and themes related to nature. “Though I mostly work with watercolour on paper, for florals I prefer using acrylic,” he says. In the paintings that focus on nature, through deep colours he brings to life the full blooms flanked by majestic trees and vines.
His paintings have been displayed in over 30 group and solo shows. His primary goal is to elicit feelings of joy and positivity in his audience. “I want people to feel happy and tranquil when they look at my work,” he says. Anand takes special care while mixing colours and making strokes. “Balance is the key,” he says.