Shankar Kendale, a student of Abhinav Kala Vidyalaya, Pune. He has won several prizes and awards for landscaping and sketching in various media like water colour, pencil and charcoal.
He worked as art director and illustrator for advertising agencies and now concentrates his energies on painting. Kendale's canvases evoke a certain 'inner feel' of reflection and introspection, and a certain 'visual appeal' luminous, shadowy and intense. He creates drama in his paintings by the use of chiaroscuro. He imparts a sense of intrigue to the simple folk of his paintings.