Mandar is an award-winning artist who is inspired by the magic of nature. He loves painting landscapes in a vibrant and energetic style using soft pastels. After spending 12 years in New York, he moved to California in 2014 and has been inspired by the beauty of the West Coast ever since. He enjoys painting Alameda and the SF Bay landscapes in all their glory and feels the region’s natural beauty offers a lot of inspiration to let lose his creative spirit.
Mandar recognizes the important role art plays in creating physical, emotional and spiritual healing and strives to share the experience with people in all walks of life.
Mandar’s art was featured in three recent publications, Alameda Sun newspaper, Alameda Magazine and Alameda Architectural Preservation Society’s Quarterly publication. He was also the winner for the People’s Choice award at the 2017 Plein Air Paint Out event in Alameda that was participated by forty accomplished artists from all over the country.
Mandar worked in the fast paced world of financial services for 12 years before returning to his first passion of painting. He brings 16 years of professional experience and holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.