Raw and rustic are the words that come to mind to describe Bhanu Achan’s paintings. He is one who gets constantly inspired by nature and translates it onto his medium of choice, mixed media on paper. Like the conductor of an orchestra, Achan brings about a symphony of brushstrokes that are fluid and emotive. His artworks strive to escape the boundaries of form, evident in this work. Bhanu Achan was initially sent to India to study medicine, where he began to delve further into the teachings of Hinduism, yoga, dharma and karma. This spiritual side is ever-present in his paintings. His career has spanned for about forty years and his artworks have been part of the National Art Gallery’s collection.