About Me

Tushar Sabale is an Indian born, British artist based in London.

He is an elected Candidate member of ‘ The Wapping Group of Artists’ since February 2022.

He is also the co-founder of ‘ The London Plein Air’ group.

Tushar mainly paints plein air in oil colours but occasionally enjoys painting objects and has transitioned from painting portraits to landscapes in recent years.

He places his work between Impressionism and Realism with some Luminist touches.

BACKGROUND:

Tushar grew up in the Indian suburbs surrounded by lush green farms and vineyards. He was taught the basics of art under his guru and art professor, Girish Sahadeo, but also gained a lot of his knowledge through independent study and practice. His artistic talent became evident in the very early years of his life. Annual summer vacations at his grandparent’s countryside home were very inspiring to the young artist who spent most of his time drawing and sketching the scenery, always managing to capture the rustic allure of the Indian countryside.

At the age of just 12 years old, Tushar won first prize and a National Award in a Drawing Competition amongst 1 million students who participated that year across the whole of India.

A year before that at the age of 11, he was amongst the top 2 winners in a similar national level painting competition and has continued to win many state, national and international awards for his paintings.

His passion in the field of art led him to choose Architecture at university. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he decided to further explore art in the field of Design and thereafter undertook a Master’s Degree course wherein he studied Product Design, from one of the leading institutes in India, The Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Tushar embarked on his professional career as a Creative Designer, designing watches for multinational brands like Timex as also other such companies. His move to London in 2006 saw him working for a design patent company that helped aspiring designers to conceptualise their ideas into working products. His experience also includes designing pieces for Hollywood movies while as a designer for a high-end jewellery brand.

Even with his professional success as a designer, there was something Tushar had ignored which was his innate need to paint. After few years of sabbatical, he rekindled his love affair and went back to his canvases and paintbrushes and has not looked back since.

After being a weekend painter for years Tushar now paints full time.

CHARITY WORK:

Tushar Sabale is involved in raising funds for many charities through his paintings and creative works. In recent years he has been associated with charities like Caudwell Children, Buttle UK, Rotary Club, We are Stronger Charity and many others. During the Covid pandemic he raised funds through his paintings which were 100% donated to the NHS. Around the same time he actively participated in ‘Portraits for NHS Heroes’ by painting and donating the portrait to the NHS staff to encourage, recognise and Thank the support of the NHS staff and key workers working relentlessly to keep everyone safe.

LIVE PAINTING:

Tushar Sabale paints at Live events and weddings. For more information, bookings and pricing please visit the FAQ page on the above tabs and scroll through to read.

LONDON PLEIN AIR GROUP:

Tushar Sabale is a co-founder of ‘London Plein Air Group’. In Summer of 2021, he along with Carol Owen founded a group which has members close to 80 and counting, who come together once a month to paint Plein Air in the city of London. The idea is to encourage, support and form a friendly Plein air community for artists to paint together.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Tushar Sabale is represented by Russell gallery in Putney where he exhibits regularly in the Mixed shows twice a year. He is also represented by Wychwood gallery in Cotsworld.

Exhibitions

Solo Shows:

-Solo Exhibition ‘Chiaroscuro’ at Nehru centre, Indian High Commission, Mayfair London– June 2018.

-Solo Exhibition ‘Sum of Impressions’ at Nehru centre, Mayfair London– July 2013.

-Solo Exhibition ‘Memories’ at Cadogan Hall, Russell Square London-November 2012.

Group Shows:

– ‘Winter To Spring’- show at Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery, London– February 2022.

– Mixed Christmas Show at Russell Gallery, Putney, London-December 2021.

– ‘Postcard Exhibition’- show at Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery, London– November 2021.

– Mixed Summer Show at Russell Gallery, Putney, London-July 2021.

– Group show at ‘Paintout Norfolk 2021’ -July 2021

– ‘The Great Broadway Paint-Off’ at Broadway Arts Festival in Cotswold (2021)-Broadway Cotswold

– Finalist Artist and a part of the Group Show (2021)-‘Theatre Barn’, Bretforton, Cotswold.

– Mixed Summer Show at Russell Gallery, Putney, London-July 2020.

– Mixed Christmas Show at Russell Gallery, Putney, London-December 2019.

– Mixed Christmas Show at Russell Gallery, Putney, London-December 2018.

-‘Tricks of Light’ at Riverside gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond, London– December 2017.

– ‘Nature and Objects staged’ at Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond, London– January 2015.

– Group Exhibition at Contemporary Art Fair, London– January 2014.

-Group Exhibition at Brent Art Resource, Willesden Green, London -October-November 2013.

-Group Exhibition at States Art Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India -June 2013.

– Group Exhibition at Redlees Studios, Isleworth, London – April 2013.

-Group Exhibition at Brent Art Resource, Willesden Green, London -March-April 2013.

-Group Exhibition at IIT, New Delhi, India-2002.

-Group Exhibition at Sap, Chennai, India-1998.

-Solo Exhibition at HAL Nasik, India 1991 & 1990.

Awards and Merits:

– Elected Candidate Member for’ The Wapping group of Artists’ (2022).

-Awarded Second Prize at The Great Broadway paint Off, Cotswold (2021).

-Finalist at the Open Art competition, Broadway Arts Festival, Cotswold (2021).

-Honorable Mention for themed Contest ‘Art in Time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing’ by Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France (2020).

-Awarded First Prize at Intermediate Drawing Grade at All India Level (1992).

-Awarded Second Prize at Elementary Drawing Grade at All India Level (1991).

-Awarded First Prize at State Level organized by Sakal  (1990).

Features:

-Featured on ITV show ‘The Queen and her cousins’ with Alexander Armstrong, the 2018 commissioned portrait of HH Princess Olga Romanoff painted in (2021).

-Featured Artist in the International Art Magazine, ‘Artist Talk Magazine’ (2021).

-Cover page of the magazine and a featured artist of the International Art magazine,  ‘Art Reveal’ 49th edition, (2019).

-Featured Artist in the ‘Russian Roulette’ January edition (2019).

-Featured in Rotary International Magazine, India. (2019).

-Featured Indian Artist in the Mayfair Times, Summer Edition London. (2018).

-Feature in Romford Recorder, UK (2016).

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