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Mohan Khare was born in 1954 and graduated in Commercial Art from Bandra School of Art, Bombay, India, in 1975.

In 1981, Mohan began his career in advertising as a Visualiser at Lintas India and went on to become Senior Art Director of a reputed creative group. In 1993, he was seconded within the Lintas international network to Nairobi, Kenya as Creative Director, where he developed many award-winning advertising campaigns.

In 2002 Mohan returned to India and set up an independent art and design services company called Ra Arts & Communications which works with several clients across various industry segments.

Mohan’s first love has always been painting. Over the last twenty years, he has explored various media as a professional artist and he has painted for private exhibitions, and individual and corporate buyers.

In recent years, Mohan has become specially interested in marine art, and his work has focused on the century-old lighthouses along the shoreline of India, and the warships of the Indian Navy. Many of his watercolor paintings are on permanent display at the offices of the Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

  Exhibitions & sales in India

• May 2012: Call of the Wave: solo exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

• February 2011: Life On The Water: solo exhibition, Nehru Centre Mumbai

• January 2010: Group show, Society of Indian Marine Artists, Mumbai

• June 2010: Group show for Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai

• January 2009: Group show, Society of Indian Marine Artists, Mumbai; demonstration of
   watercolours on opening day of the exhibition

• June 2009: Group show for Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai

• February 2009: Solo exhibition, Nitai Gauras Art Gallery, Thane; demonstration of    watercolours on opening day of the exhibition

• October 2008: Shoreline: A Coastal Journey: solo exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

• June 2004: 15 large custom watercolors sold to Swadeshi Marketing, Mumbai


 

Exhibitions & awards in the USA

• Danville Spring Festival, Danville, CA (2008)

• Los Altos Fall Arts and Wine Festival/Sale, CA (2005, 2006, 2008)

• Olive Hyde Art Gallery Annual Exhibition/Sale, Fremont, CA  (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

• Mountain View Arts and Wine Festival/Sale, CA (2006)

• Strathmore Artist Paper Company's International Contest (2004): Honorable Mention for    Outstanding Watercolor: Gull Rock Lighthouse 

• North East Watercolor Society's International Juried Contest, Kent, CT (2003): Honourable    Mention for Outstanding Watercolor: Point Bonita Lighthouse 

• Boogie On The Bayou Art Festival/Sale, CA (2003)

• India Community Centre, Milpitas, CA (2003): Solo exhibition and sale

• Regional Medical Center, San Jose,  CA (2002): Sale of six large watercolor gicle'e prints

• North East Watercolor Society's International Juried Competition, Kent, CT (2001)

• Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA (2001): exhibition and sale