Shankar, who's based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, is a retired NHS orthopaedic surgeon and now works as a full time artist/painter. 

He developed his love of painting at school, and though largely self-taught, he has continued to paint as a hobby throughout his life.

Shankar brushed up his skills at evening classes and also online courses and recently won first prize in Morpeth Art Gallery's Northumbrian Gathering competition.

Over the years, he has also exhibited his work in the UK and India, including the Hues of Bliss National exhibition in Lucknow in 2019 and local exhibitions in Newcastle.   

His interest is varied, mostly landscapes and still life in oils and in watercolours , though he also enjoys portraiture and abstract. His paintings have been sold to help raise funds in several local and national charity auctions. Shankar is also a published author of eight historical fiction and poetry books.

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