Ramesh Jhawar

Born : 1978

Ramesh’s passion for art was evident at a very early age. He was born into a business family and thus business was the obvious choice of profession. So he graduated in Commerce. However mid way in his college days, the Art bug caught up with him and that changed the entire course of his life. He has experimented with various mediums like Oils, Pastels, Acrylics but finally came home to the spontaneity and wonderful effects of his Beloved medium- Watercolour.

Technically, his paintings are rooted in the Impressionistic Realism as he depicts people, places, seasons and times of the day as they actually appear. Like all the old masters and contemporary Greats of this genre, it is light which is of paramount importance in his work. There is a dreamy idealistic quality to his substantial body of work that is intimately linked to his superb handling of light. However his mastery is typically rooted in two main elements- his impeccable drawing skills coupled with his dexterity with the technical aspects of the medium which give him the freedom to take on any daunting composition in Watercolour. He has travelled all over India capturing the country's diverse population and landscape in his exquisite paintings. He knows his subjects well and we can feel his empathy for elevating mundane objects to sublime talismans of sensorial pleasure. Be it a door at high noon, a bicycle in a back alley bathed in a shaft of light, street scenes by twilight, nights in Varanasi, an old man's face etched by the passage of many years, blasted by sun; or a rickshaw in the late afternoon - whatever the time and place, we are left with an indelible memory of permanence in a fleeting transient moment as light and shadow dance over his subjects which had captured his soul.

Ramesh works as a full time artist in Erode, India. He has participated in several national and international exhibitions and has received awards and honourable mentions for his watercolour paintings.

  • 2009 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
  • 2014 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
  • 2018 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  • 2007 India art Gallery, Pune
  • 2009 India Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2010 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
  • 2010 Vinnyasa Premier art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2010 "Confluence" - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
  • 2011 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
  • 2012 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore
  • 2012 "Verve" - Art Perspective Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2013 "Ingenious Eclecticism" - Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2014 Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2014 "The Challenge" - Gallery 5 Art Consultants, New Delhi
  • 2015 "Rasa" - ITC Gardenia-Mahua Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2015 "Fluid Expressions" - Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2016 "Pancha Tatva" - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bengaluru
  • 2017 ‘Aquarelle’ – Art Houz Gallery, Coimbatore
  • 2017 'Pancha Tatva II' - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bengaluru
  • 2018 'Pancha Tatva III' - Art2Day Gallery, Pune
  • 2019 'Re-imagining urbanscapes' – Gensler Art Program, Bengaluru

  • 2010 "Chitrasanthe 2010", Mysore
  • 2011 "Chitrasanthe 2011", Bangalore
  • 2014 "Chitrasanthe 2014", Bangalore

  • 2012 Online show on The Tree Of
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  • 2008 22nd All Art Contest at South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur
  • 2009 2nd All India Annual Art Competition organized by Art Mall, New Delhi
  • 2011 25th All India Painting Competition organized by Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune
  • 2013 Bombay Art Society’s 121st All India Annual Art Exhibition 2013, Mumbai
  • 2014 Art Society of India’s 96th All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 2014 Camel Art Foundation’s All India Annual Art Exhibition, Hyderabad
  • 2015 Camel Art Foundation’s All India Annual Art Exhibition, Chennai
  • 2015 15th All India Watercolour Exhibition at AIFACS, New Delhi
  • 2015 Art Society of India’s 97th All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 2015 Art Maestro Exhibition 2015, Kochi
  • 2016 Art Society of India’s 98th All India Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 2016 Kalanand art contest by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai
  • 2016 "Heart of India" exhibition, Mumbai
  • 2016 India Art Festival - Nehru Centre Gallery, Mumbai

  • 2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition
  • 2012 “Aquarelles d’Inde”, Entre Lac et Lumiere galerie, Begnins, Switzerland
  • 2013 La estacion de neguri art gallery, Neguri, Spain
  • 2014 World Watermedia Exposition, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2014 China Qingdao International Watercolor Biennial, China
  • 2015 World Watercolour Triennale, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2015 "Fabriano in acquarello", Fabriano, Italy
  • 2015 "CASTRA 2015" International Watercolor Biennial, Slovenia
  • 2015 International Watercolour Elite Exhibition 2015, Taiwan
  • 2015 IWS-India International Watercolour Biennial, New Delhi
  • 2015 SIWB/NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibition, China
  • 2015 Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial, China
  • 2016 NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibition, USA
  • 2016 Mini Castra 2016 - Lokarjeva Galerija, Slovenia
  • 2016 HuaHin Bluport Watercolor Art Biennial 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2017 4th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, China
  • 2018 InWatercolor India - Taiwan Watercolor Exchange Exhibition, Taiwan
  • 2018 5th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, China
  • 2019 9th Biennale D'Aquarelle De Brioude, France
  • 2019 6th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xi'an, China
  • 2019 ‘World of Modern Watercolor’ Exhibition in Moscow, Russia

  • 2012 Sudam Doke award for watercolor painting in All India Painting Competition, Pune
  • 2012 Outstanding Watercolor award in Boldbrush Painting Competition by FASO, USA
  • 2013 Best Entry Award in Camel Art Foundation"s All India Art Exhibition
  • 2014 Outstanding Watercolor award in Boldbrush Painting Competition by FASO, USA
  • 2014 Purchase Award in China Qingdao International Watercolour Biennial, China
  • 2015 Special mention award for Watercolor painting in Art Maestro 2015 Exhibition, Kochi
  • 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award in Palm Art Award 2015, Germany
  • 2016 South Zone (City level ) Award in Kalanand Art Contest 2016
  • 2018 Tamilnadu State Award in Kalanand contest by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai
  • 2021 Merit Award in the 2021 Malaysia International Online Juried Art Competition
  • 2021 Outstanding Watercolor Award in Boldbrush painting contest organized by FASO, USA