Bani The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!

Age: 42
Hometown: Toronto
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Number of Visits: 7798

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Single
Smoker No
Drinker Yes
Education Self Taught
Children Someday

Interests and Personality

BiographyI have been painting since a very young age. Many of my drawings depict personal experiences and often have a humorous note to them. I moved to Canada in 2000. On a trip to Montreal I was very taken with Naive Art, which has influenced me since. I first showed my art at the Annex Patio Art Show in the summer of 2004 and then had a very successful showing in the fall of 2004 at the St. Clair St. Art Walk. In 2005 I showed my work at the Vernissage Art Event, The Junction Art Festival, Annex Patio Art Show and St. Clair St. Art Walk. In 2007 I showed at the Guelph Downtown Festival. In 2008 I had a sold out showing at the St. Clair St. Art Walk Open market. The last show I did was the Wychwood Barn Raiser in Toronto in August 2010. Have taken a bit of a break since then....but hopefully soon I'll be showing again. :o)Bani.
InterestsI love reading and going for long walks around the city.
MusicBeatles, Simon and Garfunkle, The Travelling Wilberries, Queen, The Smiths, KC and the Sunshine band, Motown, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, Abba, Ingrid Michaelson, Beth Orton, Iron and Wine, David Gray, Kings of Leon etc. etc. the list goes on.
FilmsI like way too many to list. I love anime movies.
TelevisionBuffy the Vampire Slayer. Avatar-The last Airbender. Twilight Zone. I am a total sucker of sci-fi and fantasy shows.
BooksKitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. A short story by Avery Taylor called Remember the Roses.
HeroesPeople who follow their dreams.

Recently Added Friends

Recent messages left for this artist


Hi! you are really a talented painter...I like your works..


hi didi m bak


very nice style.


Hi Bani nice work of art you have here, i love watching your works... keep up the good work!


Just dropping there to say hi....visiting your profile with my pupils and they enjoyed your artwork(I am visual teacher in the secondary school) Best wishes from paris***!


Hi Bani.Thank you for visiting.My latest galleries are A.B.S.Galaxy,Samphire productions...,House on the Borderlands,and Shakespeare in the Wasteland. I will be moving back to Cornwall this month, and then starting on three seperate collage works,and two new series of paintings. From January I will be re-starting sculpture which I have not done since 1988,Starting with Seaform N-01, which is currently between sketchbook and maquette stages.Antnich


It is always a pleasure to visit your works, they are always cheerful and colourful. Love the new avatar.antnich


Hi Bani thanks for the msg, love your work very colourful :) Mike


I really love your work.Please let me know when you post more.Anthony


Hi Bani***! Thanks a lot for coming among my friends! I appreciate your artwork that is full of many gorgeous style! Best wishes for a creative week end ahead!


Hi Bani Good to see your work. I too was in Doon Valley till 1987. Now i live and work from Pune.


Hi Bani, Your works are lovely.Great to know that your are from india.have a nice day.


very very happy new year,Bani. I wish that the new year comes with joy,streanth and prosperity. Happy new year.naya saal mubarak ho. - Silent Warrior


Hello friends,Hope u all r fine. I have uploaded few of my new paintings. This time I have tried something different from what I do usually. It would be great pleasure to show you my new works. I have uploaded my recent paintings in the folder 'Widow'..Please let me know what you feel about the paintings. Thank you.With Best wishes - Silent Warrior

Lime ( Deleted user )

Your Work is Pretty Bani/Lime


Thank you bani, For the reply and for the appreciation. 'watercolor and ink' are the mediums,i'm most comfortable with. thanx for the add and welcome to my List. Best Wishes. - Silent Warrior


Hi Bani, Liked your Innocent art. full of colours..I liked 'autumn on the park bench'. I loved the Concept of the painting called 'Tree Fairy'. Keep uploading ur new works. All the best. - Silent Warrior (from India)


Like your sculptures.


hi Bani i love the world according to you ! thanks for the sharing . feel free to visit the swirl gallery at swirls thanks eh! swirl

jh ( Deleted user )

Hi Bani, thanks for the add, love your artwork!!!