Bhavisha Patel


Painting

Bridge Series

Other Works

Archived Work

Beauty In Renewal Series

Bicycles in Snow Series

Other Works

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

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

2016
Private Open Studio Tour Gerhman Y Gallery Art Crawl

2015
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

2014
First Friday Pop up Show, Settle Down Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

Group
2017
Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

2016
Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

Philly Climate Change, Fishtown, PA

The Red Panda Art Show, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

2015
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

2014
Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Ten Stone, Philadelphia, PA

Collaborative Works
2014
Created and hung permanent history wall for Saint John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2015
“MY ART STORY by Bhavisha Patel” NEA 50th Anniversary

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

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

Grants

2017
InLiquild Micro grant

2016
Asian Arts Initiative: Pearl Street Project

Collections

Private
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