Sivananda Nyayapathi

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Sivananda Nyayapathi

ARC Living Artist TM

Indian 21st Century Realist artist and teacher

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Dr. Sivananda (Siva) was very fortunate to be born in an artistic family. His father, Sri Nyayapathi Sri Venkateswara Row, was a painter, writer, dramatist and a singer. In his childhood Siva used to watch for hours together while his father painted. That was the inspiration that led him also to art. For many years since childhood, Siva had learnt from his father. During this time, he had done mostly pencil drawings and water color paintings. He has been winning awards since he was 12 years old.

During his undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, he had got the opportunity to work with oils, which was mostly self-taught from various books. Siva won awards for his artwork and represented IIT in inter IIT competitions. He had also painted huge backdrops for the stage productions during his college days. He had received special award for his outstanding contribution to art during his stay at IIT.

Siva and his family moved to Atlanta in 1996. Though already an award winning artist, being desirous of learning the techniques of the old masters, he had learnt for over four years from Chris DiDomizio's atelier. He had also learnt portraiture from International Masters like Daniel Greene, Burton Silverman, David Leffel, Michael Shane Neal, Jim Schell and Nancy Honea.

Siva is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta (PSA), a signature member of the Atlanta Fine Arts League, and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America. He had also served the PSA as a member of the board of directors for two years. He is juried to be included in the International Contemporary Masters Vol. V for 2011. He has exhibited in many one man and group shows in the USA.

Siva has been teaching art for the past many years.

Scientific research demonstrates that the fundamental principles are very simple and universal. Siva believes the same holds good for art, be it a portrait, still life or landscape. Art is simple; the trick is to know how to break down the complexity into these simple basic elements. Siva tries to convey the same to his students as well.

For more information, visit www.sivanandafineart.com
Email: siva@sivanandafineart.com

Awards
  • Finalist, Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Juried Exhibition, Birmingham, AL, USA 2015
  • Finalist, Figure and Portrait competition of Richeson 75, USA, 2015
  • Finalist, Best of America Juried Exhibition of National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Bolivar, MO, USA, 2015
  • Finalist, 10th Annual Juried exhibition of Atlanta Fine Arts League, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Finalist, 10th Annual Juried exhibition of International Guild of Realism, Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Finalist, International Art Renewal Center Salon, Port Reading, New Jersey, USA, 2015
  • Finalist in the Winter Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, 2015
  • First place award, Summer Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2014 (Juror: Rose Franzen)
  • Finalist, Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, Eastern Region, Cincinnati, OH, USA 2014
  • Fourth place award in the Still life category, Members only Competition of the Portrait Society of America, 2014
  • Finalist, International Art Renewal Center Salon, Port Reading, New Jersey, USA, 2014
  • Finalist in Salon International, San Antonio, Texas, 2014, USA
  • Finalist, Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, Eastern Region, Annapolis, MD, USA 2013
  • Third place award, Fall Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013 (Juror: Jamie Lee McMahan)
  • Finalist (FAV15%) in the July 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA, 2013
  • Finalist, First Juried Salon Show of Oil Painters of America, Petoskey, MI, USA, 2013
  • First place award, Summer Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013. (Juror: Richard Whitney)
  • Finalist, International Art Renewal Center Salon, Port Reading, New Jersey, USA, 2013
  • Finalist, Juried Exhibition of Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2013
  • First place award and Member's choice award, Winter Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013. (Juror: Tony Pro)
  • Finalist (FAV15%) in the January 2013 Bold Brush Painting Competition, USA, 2013
  • Finalist, Figure and Portrait competition of Richeson 75, USA, 2012
  • American Society of Traditional Artists first annual show, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2012
  • Finalist, Summer Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2012
  • Finalist, International Art Renewal Center Salon, Port Reading, New Jersey, USA, 2012
  • Finalist, Juried Exhibition of Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2012
  • Finalist, Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, Eastern Region, Orleans, MA, USA, 2011
  • Finalist, 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, USA, 2011
  • Finalist (FAV15%) in the December 2011 BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA, 2011
  • Finalist (FAV15%) in the October 2011 BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA, 2011
  • Finalist (FAV15%) in the September 2011 BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA, 2011

18 October 2016 to 03 January 2017

Richeson75 Competitions


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