Artist Statement

I'm passionate landscape painter. I love to room outdoor and sketch interesting places with pencil, charcoal, oil pastels, watercolors and gouache. 

Artist Bio

I’m an Indian native. I grew up with parent surrounded by neighbors and relatives, listening lots of folk stories. As a kid, I always enjoyed watching classical animated cartoons and exploring art of colorful Indian culture. There were very less kids interested in drawing and painting by that time, and my curiosity for the art landed me taking fine art as major when I entered in college.

I graduated from Maharaja Sayajirao University with post diploma in Visual Art-Fine Art, majoring in illustration. Being kid, I was fascinated by “ ek chidiya anek chidiya” an animated short film by great artist and pioneer Animator Bhimsen Khurana in india and my dream came true for learning under art masters when I get into an internship at Climb Media Mumbai. After finishing my masters, I did full time jobs at major studios like Vama Communication, Maya Digital Studios and Varmora Infotech. My goal as an artist is to design and create marvelous background images and concept art for film-tv-gaming industry. I also enjoy illustrating for children’s books in kidlit publishing industry.

Apart from all these, I’m a passionate En plein air painter. On my spare time, I take art education by attending workshops, hiking in woods, traveling as much as possible for various life experiences. I try to spread art knowledge with everyone and encourage them for creativity.

CV

GUNJA BHAIDVA

Illustrator - Background Artist - Concept Artist
Portfolio www.artistgunja.com  | LinkedIn www.linkedin.co.in/artist.gunja/

Contact 408-646-3819 | Email bhaidvagunja@gmail.com

A passionate  illustrator and landscape painter currently living in Foster City, seeking an opportunity to work as a full-time artist within the Bay Area. I’m self-motivated, proactive, a quick learner, and a good team player.

 

Skills · Software Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, Microsoft Office, Wacom Cintiq, iPad Traditional Charcoals, Pastels, Watercolor, Ink, Gouache

Education

  • Been Student during 2016-2017 at oatleyacademy enrolled in The Storyteller's Summit, Magic Box, and First Flight.  

  • Post Diploma in Illustration, (Visual Arts) Fine Arts Faculty, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. July 2007-April, 2009

  • Diploma in Applied Arts, Fine Arts Ipcowala Santram college of Fine Art, V.V. Nagar, Anand. June 2002-April 2007

Experience

  • Freelance Illustrator for intelly jelly Children’s Magazine Prerna Publications. 2015 - 2016.  

  • Freelance Illustrator for IDS department at NID, Ahmedabad. June-July 2016.

  • Pre-Production Lecturer at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics at Ahmedabad, February-March 2016.

  • Pre-Production Head and Trainer at Varmora Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad. March-April 2014.  

  • Sr. Illustrator & 2D Head at Arvaan Techno-Lab Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad. December to February 2014.  

  • Storyboarding Artist in Pre-Production Department at Maya Digital Studios Pvt. Ltd. Film City, Goregaon(E), Mumbai.  21st January to 21st March 2013

  • Sr. Illustrator, Comic Artist and Colorist (Digital + Traditional) at Vama Communications – Vama Toonz, Ahmedabad.  8th July 2010 to 31st October 2012.  

  • Freelance artist and Illustrator with Magnetic Minds- Ahmedabad from 2009 - 2010.

  • Pre-Production Lecturer at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics at Baroda, May-June 2010.

  • Internship Pre-production department at 2NZ Animation Studio, Climb Media Ltd. Bandra (w), Mumbai May-June 2008.

Workshops and Art Camps

  • Gujarat Kala Pratishthan 8th Art Camp, 2014.

  • Charu Castle Foundation National Woman Artist Workshop, 2014.  

  • Gujarat Kala Pratishthan Landscape workshop, 2009.

  • Landscape Sketching and Painting Workshop “Mahila Yuva Kalakar Sketching Shibir” by Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy at Dholka, Gujarat. 2006-07.

Published Titles

  • Illustrations for one-page stories and comic strips for Intelly-Jelly Children’s magazine, published by Prerna Publications.

  • Illustrations and Digital Colors for Project 10 on Ten, Comic Books by Vama Toonz Pvt. Ltd.

  • Traffic Safety Book Illustrations – Drawing and Coloring in Adobe Flash - Traffic Awareness Book by Vama Toonz Pvt. Ltd.

  • Watercolor Illustrations for Project The Wise Monkeys, Children Books by Vama Toonz Pvt. Ltd.

  • Illustrations for Project SOS, Comic Books by Vama Toonz Pvt. Ltd.

Exhibition, Collection, and Awards

  • Group shows of paintings with Gujarat Visual Women Artist Association on Women’s Day Celebration 2017, September 2016, and Women’s Day Celebration, 2016.

  • International Group Show of Watercolor painting on theme Nature as Art, Art as Awareness with Customs House Museum, TX, USA July 2015.

  • Group show & Artist Stall at Suart, Gujarat, India in January 2014.

  • Featured paintings in collection of Charu Castle Foundation, 2014.

  • National 1st Prize in Graffiti (Canvas Painting), Alcharinga -The Annual Cultural Festival, IIT Guwahati, Assam. 2008.

  • Shushila Memorial Trust Consolation Prize for Portrait Competition, I.S. Collage of Fine Arts. V. Nagar, Anand. 2007.

  • Award for Foundation First, I. S. College of Fine Arts, V. V. Nagar, Anand. 2004.

 

*References on Request.

Categories

  • Book Arts
  • Film/Video
  • Mixed Media
  • Visual Arts
  • San Mateo, CA
  • South Asian
  • Conceptual
  • Design
  • Digital
  • Drawing
  • Figurative
  • Illustration
  • Landscape
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Watercolor