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Sharad Sovani on National Art Festival at Agartala

Canvases, Oil Colours, Acrylic paints, Pastels, Splashes of Colours, Landscapes, Abstracts, Strange Images, Chisels, Hammers, Carving Tools,  Wood Logs, Painters and Sculptors from all over India.

And vow!! Mozart, Beethoven and Sachin Dev Barman’s eternal music.

All this was at a week long National Art Festival in Agartala, January 17 and 23 2007.

Art students, professional artist, art lovers, journalists and people who care for art and culture flocked to witness this wonderful event. This was a unique opportunity to observe artists with different vision working in different styles on different themes.  

Being a professional artist working in Delhi, I had an opportunity to participate in this festival.  

Each artist was to paint or sculpt two works of art. I choose to work on acrylics. The theme of my paintings was architectural motifs in contemporary way. Temples, village house, Havelis, palaces and castles were drawn in a simplified manner with vibrant colours and rich textures.  

This is how my work can be described.  

Events like this festival are today’s necessity. Interaction between artists, students, art lovers and other people keep the nation’s heart functioning in a healthy way.  

Let us hope that there will be a lot more events like this in the future too.  

Mr. Sharad Sovani is a freelance painter base din New Delhi. He has shown his work in India and abroad thru numerous solo, group and national exhibitions. His works can be found in various public and private collections in India, like the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Air India and so on. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.