Born in Kerala, a southern state in India Bonny Mathew has been drawn to drawing and painting right from childhood.
Over the years he became a self-taught artist in watercolour paintings and oil paintings. His inspiration in art has been various, be it a cast shadow on a sunny morning, waves of the ocean, clouds, people or still life.
During student days and in work place, he has found opportunities to make figurative sketches and caricature. Works of world masters in oil and watercolor have had a great influence on his philosophy of perceiving subjects and transferring them to paper and canvas.
He loves to travel and explore new locations and subjects, and it has become his passion to capture the mood of the scene in light and shade, with subtle color schemes. He loves to work en plein air whenever weather permits.
Exhibitions and awards
*Solo Exhibition at Gallery 76, DIAC, Dubai from October 02-16, 2021
*Gallery 76, DIAC, Dubai - November 2021
*Fabriano watercolor festival, Italy 2019
*Fabriano watercolor festival, Italy 2018
*IWS Festival Dubai 2018
*Gallery 76, DIAC Dubai 2018
*International Watercolor Biennale, Vietnam 2017
*First prize, Gallery 76, DIAC Dubai, 2021
*Merit award, Gallery 76, DIAC Dubai, 2019
*First prize, Gallery 76, DIAC Dubai, 2018
*Second prize, DIAC exhibition, Dubai, 2017