Uma Bardhan, whose repertoire includes depicting naturescapes, rural Bengal, Indian mythology and city life, got drawn to spiritual art in the later part of her career.
She experiments & works with plethora of medium including a rare 'water colour on silk'; a painstaking process wherein a special silk cloth is mounted on board before it can be used for painting.
"Bardhan weaves her protagonists, hindu gods & goddesses, women, birds and other natural elements into visual thoughts, into strokes of spirituality as one breathe in the colours, flow with the textures and soak in the spirit of mother nature." — Hindustan Times, May 2014
- Bachelor of Arts, Calcutta University, West Bengal.
- Diploma in Fine Arts, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, West Bengal.
Trained under eminent artists:
- Makhan Dutta Gupta; in oil color
- Maniklal Banerjee; (Ex. Professor of Govt. College of Arts & Craft, Calcutta) in water color.
Grants & Awards:
- First Prize in Water color section from Govt. of West Bengal, 1986.
- Certificate of merit in Water color from Oriental Arts Society, 1987.
- Certificate for Workshop from Govt. of West Bengal, 1987.