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Sh. DILIP PURANIK – Banker and Folk Artist with Maximum Awards in One Year.

  Sh. DILIP PURANIK – Banker and Folk Artist with Maximum Awards in One Year. From Pune, Maharashtra, India. Q1. How did your career journ...

 Sh. DILIP PURANIK – Banker and Folk Artist with Maximum Awards in One Year.

From Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this Art Journey?

I am born and brought up in Hyderabad City of Telangana State. Since childhood I was attracted to Drawing and painting. When I was in 6th standard, our school was conducting Drawing Classes after the school hours. I insisted to my parents for joining these classes. Seeing my drawing skills, My First Guru Shri. Girgaonkar Sir recommended to join Art Section of our Educational Institute – Vivek Vardhini Education Society’s High school premises where Shri. D.G. Dongre sir was conducting the classes. I had learned all the aspects of Art under his guidance from Drawing, Sketching, Colouring in Watercolours, and graduated to Oil Colours, and passed Lower, Higher-Grade exams and also done Diploma in Fine Art till my Graduation from the same institute.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Arts, products and services here.

After completion of my Diploma in Arts and Graduation, I was searching for a job. Until then I started my own business and started as a commercial artist and undertook Designing of Logo, Letterhead, Wedding Cards, Hoardings, Banners and packaging designs till I got a job in Bank of India in 1980.  After joining Bank, my art journey took a back seat.


Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing your arts?

I retired from Bank in 2016. Before retirement I had decided to pursue my love for art and decided to start my art journey a fresh after a gap of nearly 36 years. Initially I was doing paintings without any aim and just to pass the time,

But one day I came across a FB Live session of Indian Folk art, who is a renowned Mithila-Madhubani Artist and a state awardee. I joined Mithila course conducted by him and I got a direction to learn and know about our rich heritage of Indian Folk Art. I started exploring other art forms such as Gond, Warli, Kalamkari, Chitrakathi, Cheriyal etc. to know more about our ancient treasure of art.

Q4. Are you an Art Entrepreneur?

No. I am not an Art Entrepreneur. I do art as a passion for the love of Art and also do it for self-satisfaction and happiness. My art prospered with the guidance and encouragement from my Gurus during the Lockdown period since last one and half year. I was totally immersed in doing folk art of Mithila which helped me to sustain the lockdown period and instead I enjoyed this period which was a very difficult time for many others. So, for me Art is healing effect on me and my family. My motto is to get happiness and spread happiness through my art.


Q5. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties?

After completion of graduation and before getting Job, it was a tough period for me. As at that time in 1976 to 1980 I got frustrated due to unemployment and one day I got a chance to paint one sign board independently for our own educational institute. Here I realised that my art can also help me earn. Since then, I started learning commercial art from some of my friends who were practicing commercial art and assisted them in creating designs, paintings, and learned screen printing techniques also. You may call it a discovery period in difficult times.

Q6. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

After retirement, when I started painting again.  While learning, I started to participate in Online National & International exhibitions, contests, competitions. Where I got appreciation, awards, and accolades. I had participated in Indo-Taiwan, Indo-Morrocco, and my paintings were also displayed in online exhibitions in Turkey, Venezuela.

Recipient of Best Artist Award by AKM Kalasangh , Kalaaakar Foundation, International Kalaratnam  Foundation, Kalamani Award, Awadh Art Festival, Bombay Art Society,  Ravindranath Tagore Award, POOMPAKORNNERAMIT AWARD – Thailand in ART PILGRIMAGE  - A Global Online Exhibition by Positive Energy Art,  Participated in Group shows at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. I was a participant also in an Attempt of Guiness World Record by Radart for the Record of Maximum peoples photos doing paintings uploaded within one hour on Facebook,  and many more.



Q6. How have you empowered other people?

I always encourage and appreciate other persons art. This helps them to do more in a better way which develops the person as an artist. Many people say that I inspire them through my art.   


Q7. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

My future plans are to learn as many as Indian Folk Arts and spread the Authentic Tradition of doing it through my painting. As I have already crossed 65 years of age, my vision for next five years is continue to enjoy and enrich my art journey in a better and perfect way.

Q8. How would you advice/suggest new artists/entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain?

I am still a learner and student. I cannot advice. But I can suggest new artists / entrepreneurs who want to start and sustain that believe in yourself and keep creating, keep learning. Do it wholeheartedly and enjoy the process of creation. If you love and enjoy your creation it will definitely appeal to the people and reflects your love, affection, dedication in your art. Name and fame will follow automatically.


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Q11. Instagram profile URL link

Q12. Personal Online Gallery


Q13. Online Solo Exhibitions


Q14. Awards to Credit :

Participation in Online / Physical Exhibitions / Contests / Competitions

12.07.2020 – 1st winner of the contest on Facebook by Madhubani Paintings and Arts.

29.07.2020 – Best Art Work Award -Theme Covid-19 Challenges in the current world – A National Art Competition conducted by Keshav Memorial Institute of Commerce and Sciences, Hyderabad

20.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 – 2nd International Online Art Exhibition 2020 by AKM Kala Sangh, Pathankot, Punjab


15.08.2020 – Creative Keeda – An Online Art Competition by Eventzcraft and Rotract Club of Pune, Warje.

14.08.2020 to 30.08.2020 – My Land My Identity – Online International Indian Folk Art Exhibition by Positive Energy Art

August 2020 – Best Artist Award - MITHILA – An International Online Art Exhibition by Awadh Art Festival and Bengal Art Foundation

30.08.2020 – All India National Level August Art Contest by Art Chitrakala

01.09.2020 to 20.09.2020 – Excellence Award - AASTHA – Ishtadev ko Naman – International online group show by Kalaaakar Foundation

09.09.2020 – 50 Best Creative Works -Certificate of Honour - RHYTHM OF NATURE – Contest by Bengal Art Foundation

15.09.2020 to 30.09.2020 – ART A REFLECTION OF TIME – International Online Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Positive Energy Art, See Din Studio-Thailand & Charcoal Foundation Bongora,India

15.09.2020 – AAYU Creations – Online Art Exhibition ANYBODY CAN JOIN

10.102020 to 30.102020 – Online International Collector’s Art Fair -2020 by Awadh Art Festival & Bengal Art Foundation

22.10.2020 to 20.11.2020 – AAYAM Online Art Exhibition by Kalaaakar Foundation

11.11.2020 to 15.01.2021 -GOLD AWARD - 3rd International Online/offline Exhibition/Competition by AKM Kala Sangh

15.11.2020 to 30.11.2020 – BLOSSOMS OF ART - International Online Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Positive Energy Art, See Din Studio-Thailand & Charcoal Foundation Bongora,India

01.12.2020 – World Book of Records – United Kingdom – Participation in World’s Largest Virtual Art Gallery at WLOC-2020

December,2020 – The Great Indian Art – Online Exhibition

05.01.2021 to 20.01.2021 – VISION 2021 - International Online Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Positive Energy Art, See Din Studio-Thailand & Charcoal Foundation Bongora,India

January,2021 -White Esprit Craters Community – International Online Exhibition of Art

29.01.2021 to 28.03.2021 – Beyond Boundaries – 2nd Virtual International Art Exhibition by Rainbow Art World 

01.02.2021 to 03.02.2021 – (Physical) MUMBAI ART MARATHON 2020 – International Art Exhibition - At Bombay Art Society, Bandra, Mumbai by Kalaaakar Foundation

04.02.2021 to 07.02.2021 – MUMBAI MERI JAAN – International Art Exhibition – at Bombay Art Society, Bandra, Mumbai by Kalaaakar Foundation

26.02.2021 to 04.03.2021 – (Physical) AWADH ART FESTIVAL 3rd Edition at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi

 10.03.2021 to 12.03.2021 – Light Shadow – 8th National Art Exhibition at Nandlal Bose Gallery, Kolkata by B.M. Fine Art & Culture

15.03.2021 to 30.03.2021 – POOMPAKORNNERAMIT AWARD – Thailand in ART PILGRIMAGE  - A Global Online Exhibition by Positive Energy Art, See Din Studio-Thailand & Charcoal Foundation Bongora,India

15.03.2021 – Colours of Nature – Online International Art Exhibition by Jyoti Fine Arts Institute

15.03.2021 to 25.03.2021 – BEST ARTIST AWARD – International Online Art Exhibition by Dakshita Art Gallery, Delhi

20.03.2021 TO 20.04.2021 – Indo Taiwan International Contemporary Art and Calligraphy Virtual Exhibition

21.03.2021 to 27.03.2021 – (Physical) Aesthetic International Annual Exhibition 2021 – at Noti Binodini Memorial Art Gallery, Kolkata

30.03.2021 – Ranga Barase – 8th Online International Art & Photography Exhibition by ART-DE-PHOTO

International Achievement – Best Award for Drawing & Painting by Kalaratnam International Online Group Art Exhibition & Competition – March-2021 National Level Online Art Exhibition and competition by Kalaratnam International

Top 15 Paintings Award & Excellence Award – Mahashivaratri Day 2021

18.04.2021 to 27.04.2021 – VIBGYOR – Strokes of Rainbow Hues -  3rd International Online Group Art Exhibition by ARTREION

20.04.2021 to 25.04.2021 – (Physical)  CODE OF SOUL – International Art Exhibition at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

20.04.2021 to 10.05.2021 – TOP PAINTING AWARD & EXCELLENCE AWARD – Kala Mani International Online Art Exhibition

20.04.2021 TO 20.05.2021 – VOICE OF MASK – An International Art Contest by ARTDOM

22.04.2021 – EARTH DAY – 9th International Online Art & Photography Exhibition by ART-DE-PHOTO

02.05.2021 -GUINESS WORLD RECORD – Participated in Official Attempt and declared as a Record on 2nd May,2021 for MOST PHOTOS OF PEOPLE PAINTING UPLOADED TO FACEBOOK IN ONE HOUR Organised by IARF and RADART Foundation, India.

ARTISTS EXCELLENCE AWARD – 2021 by WORLD ART FAIR – Online International Art Exhibition

15.05.2021 – international Day of Families – 10th International Online Art and Photography Exhibition by ART DE PHOTO

19.05.2021 – Participation in International Art Exhibition by USART, TURKEY

SOLO Exhibition – Online – by KALA CHHAVI 03.05.2021 to 31.05.2021 on Facebook

ART in India – Participation in Online International Folk Art Exhibition condected by PaginaDeArte

Online Solo Exhibition of Indian Folk Art Paintings on

Online Solo Exhibition of Paintings on


01.06.2021 TO 15.06.2021 Online Art Competition by Kalaaakar Foundation Theme – MAA


04.06.2021 TO 12.06.2021 - Great Artist Baburao Painter -International Virtual Art Show -2021 by Art Beats



05.06.2021 TO 15.06.2021 National Online Art Competition and Exhibition by Indian Art Culture – Awarded II Prize

06.06.2021 to 10.06.2021 International Online Painting & Photography Exhibition cum Competition by Roy Portrait & Fine Arts

07.06.2021 to 30.06.2021 PICASSO AWARD – International Online Art Exhibition by B.M.Fine Arts & Culture

10.06.2021 to 28.06.2021 KALA MANI – Global Award International Online Art Exhibition and Competition – AWARDED TOP PAINTING AWARD  AND EXCELLENCE AWARD.

22.06.2021 CREATIVE ETHOS – an International Online Exhibition by Jyotikriti

25.06.2021 to 28.06.2021 Online Painting workshop by Jyoti Group of Fine Arts

27.062021 to 10.07.2021 BE PROUD TO BE AN ARTIST – An International Online Art competition and Exhibition by Delhi Art -AWARDED 4TH POSITION AND BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST – MALE AWARD.

01.07.2021 to 15.07.2021 2nd International Online Art Exhibition by Manikarnika Art Gallery




25.07.2021 to 05.08.2021 VISIBLE – INVISIBLE an online international art exhibition by Manikarnika Art Gallery

29.07.2021 – Participated in 12th International Online Art & Photography Exhibition on International Tiger Day

30.07.2021 – DIA INTERNATIONAL DE LA AMISTAD – International Online Exhibition by Nuestro Arte – Venezuela.



07.08.2021 Abanindranath Tagor Award – International online Art Exhibition by Jyoti Group of Fine Arts

Participating in 2nd National Flora & Founa & Calligraphy Painting Exhibition by Khanam Art Gallery

INTUTION -International Online Art Show by Bangiya Kala Kendra, Kolkata

EXPRESSIONS – International Art Exhibition by Ajay Chandak

10.08.2021 TO 30.08.2021 International Online Summer Art Expo – 2021 by Colour Wings


All India National Group Art Exhibition -2021 at Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow by Kalaratnam Foundation 11th to 13th August,2021

05.09.2021 – ANTAS International Online Art Exhibition by Art Ancients and Image Inside Pvt.Ltd.

15.08.2021 PICASSO AWARD – SEASON 2 Online International Art Exhibition organised by B>M.Fine Art and Culture

15.08.2021 – Jashne Azadi – National Online Art Exhibition by AKM Kala Sangh

15.08.2021 – COLOURS OF INDEPENDENCE – 75 YEARS OF ART Online Exhibition and Competition by Bombay Art Society

15.08.2021 – FREEDOM – 75 years of Independence – Online Exhibition by Positive Energy Art

15.08.2021 – MOSAIC – Online Painting Competition by Happy School for Silver Jubilee Celebration

15.08.2021 – THREADS OF FREEDOM – Online International Exhibition by TECHNEBERLINE to be held in Greece and France

20.09.2021 to 30.09.2021 – WE ARE NATURE online international exhibition by IRAN DARROUNDI ACADEMY OF VISUAL ARTS


Interviewed by : Ms. Nisha Nikam Bhagwate
Editor - Interior Vista E-Magazine
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