Bhavisha Patel

Studio & Gallery

Ageless Gardens, 2503 Naudain Street, Philadelphia PA 19146

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.



Save the Elephants

Bicycles in Snow Series

Archived Work

Bridge Series

Artist's Biography

Born in Kenya, educated in England and the USA, and now working and living in Philadelphia, I have been painting since 1996. I started by dabbling in photography, oils on wood, and watercolors. Oil has become my predominant medium. Painting is my way of pouring my soul onto a canvas, a spiritual experience that allows me to capture the pure energy and harmonious relationships of elements in life and nature. I’ve an impressionist style and use oils on canvas, paper or hardboard. I paint mainly nature scenes. The aim of my paintings is to express the resilience of the moment and hope for the future, by evoking feelings of peace and tranquility. Paintings that a viewer can walk into and feel the calmness offered in everyday ordinary views that we don’t always take time to stop and get enveloped by.

Artist's Statement

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 

Oil painter, ethnically Indian, born in Kenya, educated in England, and now working and living in Philadelphia, the influences in my art span the four continents. My style is representational / impressionist. Self-taught artist with minimum formal training. My learning process in the last twenty years has been through experimenting, learning through books and painting as an exercise on a routine basis.

Selected Exhibitions

2012 - 2017
Participant of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

Private Open Studio Tour Gerhman Y Gallery Art Crawl

Paintings of Nature in Africa, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

First Friday Pop up Show, East River Bank Community Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

First Friday Pop up Show, Settle Down Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

Barnes Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Regional Finalist: Bombay Sapphire Competition

Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

Philly Climate Change, Fishtown, PA

The Red Panda Art Show, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA
In support of Operation Red Panda

Collective Works Multiple Artist for POST, St. John Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, PA

Flowers, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ten Stone, Philadelphia, PA

Collaborative Works
Created and hung permanent history wall for Saint John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

MY ART STORY by Bhavisha PatelNEA 50th Anniversary

Eisenfeld, Bonnie “Naudain Street Artists’ Colony Open Studio Tour” Center City Quarterly, September 2013


"EVERY MOMENT IS A GIFT- Painter Bhavisha Patel", Over 50? You Are Not Done Yet!, Spreaker podcast

Professional Experience

2016 - present
Coordinator of The Naudain Street Art Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA
Coordinating a grassroots neighborhood artists group of artists to bring awareness to the varied talents in the neighborhood by setting up shows and marketing the group

2015 - present
Founder & Organizer of The Network Of Working Artists (The NOW Artists) Meetup, Philadelphia, PA
Coordinating an Artist Networking Group of over 800 members; provide a listing of opportunities; marketing ideas and skills; scheduling and running meetups; organizing art shows; individual help with hanging and marketing shows, coaching on achieving goals

2013 – present
Private Art Instructor for all ages

Professional Affiliations

Member of and serving on the Exhibition Committee of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA


InLiquild Micro grant

Asian Arts Initiative: Pearl Street Project


London, UK
Leicester, UK
Cheltenham, UK
Toronto, Canada
New York, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Long Island, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Elkton, MD
San Francisco, CA
Orange County, NJ


Self taught/outsider artist. Learning has come via, books, experimentation, observation and practice of the craft on a regular basis.