Mahesh Sharma is Jammu born artist who presently lives in New Delhi. Born and brought up in a quiet town in the foothills of Himalayas, serenity and quietude are underlying yet prominent features of his works.
He was attracted towards art in his early childhood and was taught oil painting by leading Jammu artist Bhushan Kesar ji. He did his engineering graduation from NIT, Kashmir. During his vacations he would often visit Delhi and in 1984 joined Triveni Kala Sangam where noted artistes guided young talent during short term courses. Much later his art took a different direction after his initiation into Shaktipat way of meditation that he has been following with dedication for over one and a half decades. Print making attracted him and he joined a prominent artist in his home town who introduced him to serigraph making. Though he learnt it but did not continue it as its mechanical nature hindered his meditative flow of creativity.
His paintings are inspired by quiet introspection during meditation. The forms (or formlessness), texture and colours are also inspired by the contemplative flow. His paintings get created with a feeling of oneness that indicates common flow of energies in all creation. Although he left printmaking, yet its techniques and tools subconsciously influence the way his works are developed.
He has been painting regularly since the year 2007. His works have been selected for participation in the Annual State Art Exhibitions of the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in the years 2008-09, 2009.-10, 2010–11, 2012-13. His intent to display publicly began with the India Art Festival Delhi Edition 2016 where five of his nature abstracts were on show. He subsequently participated in several group shows displaying his works in the Lalit Kala Akademi, AIFACS, Artizen Art Gallery (Pearey Lal Bhawan) and other private galleries in Delhi. Today, his works are available on several leading online galleries/portals and also directly through him. Presently he is holding back from displaying his new works on this site as he feels that the computer screen is not able to do justice to the colours, textures and the real feel of art.
For recent works, please contact the artist.