Tirtha Sankar Bharadwaj – Tells story through his canvas
Tirtha Sankar Bharadwaj is an MBA by profession, based in Guwahati and is also a freelance artist, with no formal training in Fine Arts. He aspires to contribute to the rich art and culture of the country.
Here is a pencil sketch which I did in 2012. An archetypal village location and a scorching summer sun provided beautiful shadows which were irresistible for me. The foliage was difficult to work on, but the overall experience was humbling.
Arunachal Pradesh is one of my favourite destinations on earth. The beauty of this place moves me to the core. I had the privileged of going there a few years ago and that’s when I photographed and sketched scenes from a Nyishi tribal village. This is a night scene done in my studio, in acrylics, after taking the referential sketches and photographs into account.
M L Nijora, a name which means nothing to many, is an elegant little boat belonging to the Inland Water Transport of Assam. I had the privilege to sketch this beauty in 2013 on a hot summer day. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of sketching in open air.
This is a watercolour of Mayong. Even though Mayong may have stories that might scare you, it still is a beautiful location to go to and paint. The atmosphere is very calm and it really helps to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life once in a while. I took photographs and produced it in the studio.
A unique subject, close to my heart. I always wanted to work on the river boats in Brahmaputra. Special among them is JOLPORI, a famous ferry from this region which always has been a subject of my attention. I went to the location with a very close friend of mine, who is also a fantastic watercolorist and took many photographs. The painting was done in my studio. I am not very good with watercolours, but I really enjoyed the experience.
One of my favourite song “Jonak Jonak sheetal Jonak” sung by the Legendary Bard of Assam, Late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika has created my love for night light. I have seen how a Nyishi tribal village looks in a full moon night and through this acrylic work I have tried to pay tribute to Dr. Hazarika for all that he has done for us Assamese people. The painting depicts a late night in the Nyishi tribal village where everyone is fast asleep. The house at the distant center has a light source which incites interests nonpariel. One must take time to come here and enjoy the tranquility.
An Emotional subject and extremely close to my heart. This is done from a photograph my father took when we went to Kanyakumari many years ago. Special love to my father and my mother for the experience. That is me as a small boy pointing to my mother as the beautiful boats sail in the sea.
This is the day version of one of the night paintings of Arunachal Pradesh. This is done in watercolour in my studio using photographs and sketches.