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Art by Bhaskar Rao is defined by his recurring motif of the tree, a multilayered emblem not only of the earth but also of Indian mythology and culture. The artist developed a deep reverence for nature during his childhood on a farm in rural Andhra Pradesh, where his father taught him to plant and grow a mango tree of his own. As Bhaskar explains his ongoing fascination, “Trees have a significant role in our cultural landscape, for they not only yield fruits but provide shade as well and cover and protect the surface of the earth. They have come to play a sacred role.”

Although he has continuously rendered the tree, contemporary Indian artist Bhaskar Rao finds a new approach to his chosen theme with each painting. He begins by layering thick coats of acrylic paint, building up a complex texture on the canvas. For the backgrounds, trunks and abundant leaves, his color palettes are not limited to the expected greens but instead shift between subdued grays and saturated bright primary hues. At the end of this intuitive process, he always achieves a bold effect that captures the majesty and vitality of trees.

Bhaskar Rao received his BFA in Painting from Andhra University Visakhapatnam and his MFA in Painting from University of Hyderabad. He has since exhibited work across India, as well as internationally in Germany, Russia, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. His work has also been recognized with a Junior Fellowship from (H.R.D.) Ministry of Tourism & Culture, the Prafulla Foundation award and the State-level Painting Award from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.

You are welcome to buy artist Bhaskar Rao’s paintings online or view them at our gallery in Palo Alto San (San Francisco Bay Area). All artworks are hand signed by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity.



Bhaskar Rao Painting


Are the paintings signed?

Yes, all paintings are signed by the artist and come with a certificate of authenticity.

Is shipping available worldwide?

Yes, we offer both domestic and international shipping, and all fees are on actuals. We frequently ship throughout the US as well as to Europe, Africa and Asia.

How are the artworks shipped?

All works including paintings, prints and sculptures are professionally packed. Smaller paintings can be shipped flat, and larger paintings can be unstretched and rolled in a tube. Each shipment is covered by transit insurance.

Are exchanges accepted?

Yes, we do offer exchanges for remote clients who are based in the United States. Paintings must be returned in the same perfect condition in order to be eligible for exchange. Please refer to our FAQ page for more details on our exchange policy.

Are the paintings framed?

No, the paintings are not sold framed. While it is not necessary to frame a canvas, it can be a stylistic choice and help integrate the painting with the existing decor. You can read more advice about framing on our blog.

How should the artwork be taken care of?

As a resource for clients, we have written a guide on the best art care tips for canvases and works on paper.