I was invited to inaugurate Pavitha Ashwin’s solo show at Chitra Kala Parishath (CKP) on the 11th of October.
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The artist was very welcoming, as was her friend Bharati Suraj, who curated her works, to come up with a stunning show that highlighted Pavitha’s love for nature and birds in particular. Bharati also brought out the evolution of Pavitha’s talent from 2006, when she started painting to her recent work.
Pavitha with friends at her show
I found that Pavitha’s ouvre extended to more than just simple portraits; I was particularly struck by her “Eyes of the Owl” series, and one she’s done of the Wine-throated Hummingbird. She had a full-house attendance for the inauguration of her show.
I was also able to look at the work of three artists in the first hall at CKP, and took this informal snap of them ready to welcome visitors: