Meet Sagnik Biswas, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!
If architecture is my first love, then painting is a close second.
It started with a visit to Uffizi in Florence, whence I discovered the true power of painting – a tool that can be used to record memoirs for myself or to compose a meaningful communique for others …
Over the years, I have read & learned a lot about painting – while much of it I could use in my artwork, some has flown into art blogs & art-related articles I have written in magazines or for my website paintpaperbrush.com.
My influences have been many & varied – like the “storytelling” of Aban Tagore to the “visioneering” of Robert Wade, the romanticism of Turner to the spontaneity & directness of Sargent.
As an artist, as far as possible, I don’t interpret or “simplify” my subjects as I feel that would be like distorting the reality – a disservice to the audience & a compromise to myself. I have a strong belief that if something has caught my attention or has delighted me in some way, then it could have the same effect on someone else too provided I can capture it the way I have seen it. And that is my only goal in painting.