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Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi  produces Grand Prize winning portrait!

Atlanta based noted  artist Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi has has done it again!

The Cumming First United Methodist Church had their annual Festival of Arts from Apr 15 - 28, 2018, this year. The Festival exhibited various categories of art, namely, photography, paintings, clay work, collage, wood art, ceramic/porcelain art, etc., and the 'Best in Show' awards were given in Two Dimensional (Paintings, Drawings, Collages, etc.), Three Dimensional (Sculpture, Ceramic/porcelain, etc.) and Photography.

Grand Prize is awarded to one exhibit that is considered the best considering all categories
Dr. Sivananda's oil painting, titled 'Graceful', won the Grand Prize Award.

Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi believes that art is the innate nature of humans; it is one of the most natural ways of communication. In his portraits, he loves the challenge of capturing the personality of the subjects. His paintings are a way he attempts to emulate God’s creativity. He likes to play with the settings in dramatic light and shadow.

Siva is an Associate Living Master, Art Renewal Center and a Signature Member, Oil Painters of America. Siva is also a member of other acclaimed art associations/organizations across America, like, Portrait Society of America, International Guild of Realism, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta Fine Arts League, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters, etc.

A self-taught artist, he attended various workshops by well-known artists around the USA, in his quest to learn more. While he strives for excellence in his work through constant practice and learning, he instills the same thirst in his students too.
One of the top national level artist commented, “Many artists never achieve much of the technical skill you have such a mastery of!”
Siva has been exhibiting his paintings and winning many awards in the regional, national and international level competitions. He accepts commissions for portrait paintings; he takes art classes over the weekends and also conducts workshops, every once n a while.
To know more about the artist and to see his works, please visit .