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About Artist

Khannan I was born in 1981 Armed with myself artistic proclivities, a stack of Brian Froud books, and some watercolors, I taught myself to paint when I was a kid. I spent a year and a half at an schooling days,and have continued honing my skills ever since. My creative process starts with either an idea of what I’m going to make, research for some source material and careful planning before getting started OR, I just sit down with a pencil and my sketchpad and will something into existence. Sometimes I’m convinced that there are at least three different artists holed up in my head.I also do children’s portraits, and the occasional flower or piece of fruit, but my work tends toward the light and smile-inducing. I like to draw or paint just about anything, from day dreams to a piece of fruit that looks too pretty to eat. I can’t seem to stick to one medium. Sometimes I like the ease of watercolor, or the texture of oil. I believe in giving back and donate a portion of my sales to organizations making the world a better place. While still at school started working as a signboard painter in his home town.

Academics

    Joined school in 1983-1993
    Learnt all techniques by myself daily practices of. Pencil,pen,softpestals,watercolour paintings,
    1998
    Travelled in rural Thrissur and studied folk motifs by sketching and through photography.

Exhibitions

    2006
    Acquisition Exhibition' at Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. Firsorganisation,
    Landscape and dogs,birds emerged on the canvas as a main image speciality.
    Exhibition of paintings entitled 'M.F. Hussain and Contemporary Indian Artists' in Dubai.
    'Images of Struggle and Hope' an exhibition of paintings organized by Jharokha Art Gallery, New Delhi.

Award & Recognition

    While caring for a sick, dying girl who use to play ' Hop-scotch' started drawing various forms of a child playing hop-scotch (pencil on paper) and completed an oil painting on this subject.
    Started drawing human figures from bus-stand in Thrissur ( pencil and waterproof ink on paper)
    All India sketching competition I have got 2 nd prize and mazawilltharangal award in Thrissur

    Professional Painting Contractor Magazine Vol2 Issue2 1992 “Working with Demanding Clients”

    American Painting Contractor Magazine
    June 1995 “Trucks are number one marketing tool for CT based Painting By Marge, Inc.”

    Professional Painting Contractor Magazine Fall/Winter 2006 Article “Never A Doubt”

    National Association for Professional Women 2009
    recognition for excellence and dedication within their profession
    because of my dedicated work

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