Artist Statement :
Henri Matisse got it just right when he said "I'm unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting.”
I know because I have been living my life for the past 6 months painting my heart out.
My Name is Dr. Kishor Batwe and I'm a Veterinary surgeon; Retired government officer but still practicing my profession at my clinic in Mumbai. But you know what, even after more than 30 years of professional experience as a doctor, I would still be loved to be called an artist/painter
I truly do love painting. Although with all the hectic schedule that goes with being a doctor, I could never really devote any time to it. In fact as it usually happens with talented people, I thought I must have lost touch but fortunately it hasn't been so for me.
The last 6 months have been tremendous for this particular reason. Having retired from the soul-sucking government job. I now have time to paint and paint and paint. Believe it or not, I have completed more than 15 paintings on canvas in less than 4 months (whether they are any good, I'll let you decide).
I have had no formal education in painting. I could just do it. And before you say it, I know I can still improve. For this, YouTube has been an awesome source of inspiration and knowledge (I would recommend it to any budding painter).
My primary painting subject, due to my vast experience as a vet, has been animals - domestic and wild, but I fancy landscapes, portraits and abstract art just as well.