Born on October 11, 1973 in Latur, Maharashtra, Anand Panchal completed a Diploma in Art Education from the Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, in 1998. Prior to that, he received a G D Art in Drawing and Painting in 1997 from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. He has held several solo and group shows in many cities in India and abroad over the years, such as in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, amongst others. His works are in collection with many art lovers in India and abroad.
Beauty, boldness, brightness and gorgeousness are some of the trademarks of Anand Panchal’s works. Best known for his figurative artworks, Panchal has over the years developed an unique style of his own, mostly paints Brahmins, and children with lots of innocence in them. Panchal’s paintings are quite narrative, showing the unfolding stories of rural life. In most of his paintings we see the figures enjoying each other’s company.
Backgrounds merge with the subject of the painting, one can observe the scripts in the background; animals
and birds; group figures, and also painted singularly. Application of colours is smooth and well finished. The color palette is restricted to reds, blues and oranges. Foreheads are painted with orange or blue, to show the mood. Orange symbolizes spirituality and blue symbolizes calmness and peacefulness. Panchal has painted many panel format works.