Artist and Art Educator Chitra Vaidya - Profile
An avid painter, Chitra Vaidya likes to explore themes and
subjects in a special way so as bring to life the essence and ethos of her subjects, which have been very diverse as can be seen from her portfolio.
Hailing from the illustrious Wakankar family, Chitra aims to carry forward the rich legacy of her grandfathers, one of whom (Padma Shri Dr. Vishnu S. Wakankar) is best known for his widely acclaimed work relating to discovery and research on cave art at Bhimbetka; whereas the other one Lipikar Shri. L. S. Wakankar) was known for his pioneering work in Calligraphy.
Chitra has been a popular art teacher as she enjoys working with children and kindle the creative instincts in them. She has been conducting art workshops for all age groups and has done live painting demonstrations at several educational institutions.
Chitra completed her graduate and postgraduate studies from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai and has eleven solo and fifteen group exhibitions at leading galleries to her credit. The range of themes in her exhibitions reflect her active mind and keen spirit of exploration. It is her conviction that realm of painting should go beyond creating a visual document and should in fact reflect the
character of the subject. It is this belief and approach to painting that makes Chitra stand out.