Hi this is Nayana,

I am a self-taught watercolor artist. I was born and raised in India where I graduated as a computer engineer and worked in a software firm for a few years before moving to Limerick, Ireland in 2008.  Since then, I have been interested and involved in art especially watercolors. My interest and understanding of botanical art grew through my first solo exhibition in 2012 held at the University of Limerick, which was basically themed on flowers. I have been a regular participant in various annual exhibitions held in the country, won awards, and have offered demonstrations. I have contributed to books published by ISBA through illustrations. I am a member of the Watercolor Society of Ireland, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, and the Limerick Art Society.

 

I choose my botanical subjects on inspiration. My objective is to present them as real and as natural as possible.  I often enjoy the freedom of combining my interpretations and conventional ways of representing subjects to give them a vibrant and modern outlook. 

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Exhibitions

  • Loving our Land- Helping pollinators in our community, Tipperary Excel Arts and Heritage Center, March 2019

  • European Confederation of Watercolour Societies [ECWS] Exhibition - Kraków, Poland 2019

  • Éireannach - Celebrating Native Irish Plants, ISBA Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens 2018

  • Heritage Irish Plants - Plandaí Oidhreachta, ISBA Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens 2016

  • Watercolour Society of Ireland annual exhibition, Dublin 2013 onwards

  • Bloom -Botanical and floral art exhibition, Dublin 2014 onwards

  • Clare Galway Botanical Art Expo, Clare-Galway 2014 onwards

  • Limerick Art Society spring and winter exhibitions, Limerick 2014 onwards

  • Solo exhibition at University of Limerick 2012

Recognitions

  • Gold medal for Allium Aflatunese at Bloom 2015, Dublin

  • Gold medal for Musa Acuminata Banana at Bloom 2015, Dublin

  • Silver medal for Red Apple Malus at Bloom 2015, Dublin

  • Silver medal for Lilac/Syringa vulgaris at Bloom 2016, Dublin

  • Silver medal for Coconut Palm at Bloom 2017, Dublin

  • Bronze medal for Foxglove at Bloom 2017, Dublin

  • Silver medal for Apple Malus Domestica 'Ros Non-Pareil' at Bloom 2019, Dublin

 

Publications

  • Sceitse – Irish Botanical Sketchbooks- An insight into how botanical artists prepare plant portraits, with sketches of plants–and their settings–from beautiful gardens on the island of Ireland.

  • Éireannach – Book celebrating Native Plants of Ireland is a collection of paintings of Irish native plants to celebrate Botanical Art Worldwide 2018.

  • Heritage Irish Plants; Plandaí Oidhreachta - Produced by The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society joined forces in 2016 to highlight the wealth of Irish Garden Plants and celebrate the beauty of botanical illustration.

  • Clare Champion -2012

  • Limerick Leader- 2012

© 2018 by Nayana Sandur.

Nayana Sandur Art

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