Arvind was born and trained in India. He is an architect by profession and came to
Canada on a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1966 for a Master's Degree in Urban Design. He has been a
Canadian citizen for the last 55 years. He attended Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta where he
studied Watercolour and Oil Painting. He conducted Pen & Ink sketching classes at Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute in Toronto for four years in the Seventies. Arvind was awarded an Honourable Mention in the
Canadian Fine Arts Competition in 1993.
Arvind held Wildlife oil painting exhibitions at:
School of Architecture, University of Toronto, in 1966
O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Art by Architects, in 1992
Ontario Association of Architects, in 1993
Arvind has seven books to his credit:
Book 1: For the love of SIMPLE LINEWORK (1994, ISBN 0-919952-37-2) This work explores
the potential of a
simple tool - the pen - for sketching. It investigates the charm of the basic medium, a freehand line.
With each page, the author unfolds the drama and potential of line-work and shows how the art of
sketching can be developed by anyone for creation and recreation. Price $14.95 USD plus postage. For
your copy, contact
the artist. This book has been selected as a standard text-book by the Ministry of Education in the
Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia in Canada
Book 2: For the love of WATER COLOUR (1995, ISBN 0-919952-35-6) This work offers a
unique approach to
watercolour rendering based on the Dry Technique. Through description and illustrations, the author
systematically unfolds the process of rendering a building with a candid and informative style. Price
$29.95 USD plus postage. For your copy, contact the artist.
The author's latest work advents into a new form of creativity in the field of visual arts. It explores
the domain of visual images to be viewed both ways, straight and upside down! Held upside down, the same
image changes to a new one, with a different meaning.
Book 3: "DVAICHITRYA” is a collection of sixty such images, with poems in Marathi
language. (2007, ISBN
For your copy contact Rajhans Prakashan, Pune, India (Price Rs. 200 per copy) Or the artist in Canada
(Price $20.00 USD plus postage per copy)
Book 4: “CHITRA-VAICHITRYA” (Marathi) (Collection of 60 upside down images tagged with
Publishers, Nagpur (Hard cover - 2018) - https://www.amazon.in/dp/8171921604
"Arvind has created a feature film (60 min) titled as, ‘VILOMA...discovery in duality” based on his own
art-form. It is a pictorial representation of the Indian philosophy of transmigration of the soul. The
film has won several International awards. He has created a new short film titled, “Kuntal Kala” (10 min 35 sec.) that illustrates practical application of this magical art to interior design and advertising in today’s world."