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Prafull Sawant

Director of GAWA, Country Leader of India

Born and brought up in Nasik, India, Prafull Sawant is a world renowned watercolor artist who has long been considered as one of the foremost realistic artists in the world. He has won several prestigious awards (45 national and 34 international awards). His watercolor paintings are mostly based on landscapes and his 'Figurative Compositions' in oil paints represent modern forms of fusion of portraits and landscapes. Prafull has participated in several national and international exhibitions and has travelled around the world as an invited artist for invitational international exhibitions and art festivals. He has visited many countries for conducting painting demonstrations, workshops and lectures. His paintings and articles have been featured in leading international watercolor magazines. His paintings have been collected by famous art museums, galleries and private collectors from different countries all over the world.

Masterpieces are born when an artist paints with passion and dedication - Prafull Sawant

# First Award - 10 Festival De L Aquarelle, Aiguillon, France - Oct 2017
# Silver Award - Dawei International Watercolor Exhibition, Jinan, China - Oct 2017
# Watercolor International - III Thessaloniki, Greece - Oct 2016
# Honor - "Master world watercolor artist 2016", HuaHin BluPort Watercolor Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand (IWS Thai) - Oct 2016
#  Honor - Invite as Young Master ,First IWS International Young Master Invitational Exhibition by Sunshine art Museum ,Handan city,China - Oct 2016
# Best workshop artist at Huahin Bluport Watercolor Art Biennale ,Bangkok, Thailand - Oct 2016
# International Watercolor Triennial, Bulgaria - Jul 2016
# Fabriano In Acquarello 2016 festival Maxi Paint Performance award ,Fabriano, Italy - Apr 2016 
# First Award- Homer Love n Peace International Watercolor Festival & on location contest -International Watercolor Society, Izmir, Turkey - May 2015
# American Watercolor Society, 148th International Art Exhibition New York, USA - Feb 2015 
# International Watercolor Society online watercolor contest Izmir, Turkey - Jan 2015
# Art Renewal Center International art exhibition, NewYork, USA - 2015 
# Purchase Award, China- Qingdao International Watercolor Biennale, Qingdao Art Museum , China - Dec 2014
# Palm Art Award, Leipzig, Germany- Dec 2014 
# 'Ismail Lulani' Best Show Demonstration Award ,Viz Art International Watercolor Binnale, Tirana, Albania - Nov 2015 
# Excellence International Artist Award, Malaysia Tourism Ministry, Kedah, Malaysia - Nov 2014
# Second Award-5th Lushan (Mount Lu ) International Watercolor Festival, Mount Lu ,China - Jul 2014
# Camberwell Rotary Art Show, 47th International Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia - Jul 2013
# You Be The Judge Art Contest (weekly award), USA - Mar 2013
# Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 34th International Juried Exhibition, USA - 2013 
# The Artist Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition, OH.,USA - Abstract/Experimental Category - Jul 2012
# First Award - Istanbul Watercolor Society, Turkey - May 2012 
# M. Graham Inspiration Award - Northwest Watercolor Society 72nd International Art Exhibition, Washington, USA - 2012
# Sandiago Watercolor Society, 32nd International Art exhibition, CA, USA - 2012
# Raymar Art Fine Art International Competition, USA - Jul 2011 
# Bold Brush Painting Compitition, USA - Mar 2011 
# First Place Award - 'Artistic Excellence' International Competition, Southwest Arts Magazine Broomfield, CO, USA - 2011
# Bronze Medal - 'Palm Art Award' Leipzig, Germany - 2011
# Artist Magazine 'All Media International Art Compitition', OH, USA - 2011
# Second Award - Watercolor Art Society Houston, USA - 34th International Art Exhibition - 2011
# Bold Brush painting competition, USA - Nov 2010 
# CAL-DIEGO Veterans of America Award - Sandiego Watercolor Society, CA., USA - 30th International Art Exhibition - 2010
# Art Renewal Center International art exhibition, New York, USA - 2010
# Third Award - International Artist, Australia. Challenge No 37 - Feb 2007

# Moscow International Watercolor Festival , Russia - Oct .2017
# Caudate - International Watercolor Binnale ,Spain - Oct 2017
# IWS Myanmar Annual Art Exhibition As Invited Artist ,Yangun ,Myanmar- Nov.2018
# International Watercolor Society India Binnale, New Delhi, India - Dec 2017 
# 'ArtLife' Watercolor Workshop, Moscow, Russia - Nov 2017 
# IWS Myanmar Annual Art Exhibition, at Yangon - Nov 2017 
# 10 Festival De L Aquarelle, Aiguillon, France - Oct 2017
# Moscow International Watercolor Festival, Moscow, Russia - Oct 2017
# Workshop organized by Xufeng Art Museum in Qingdao City, China - May 2017
# Watercolor Workshop organized by Re-Interpretation Exhibition at Zhujiajiao Watertown - Apr 2017
# Yangpu Educational Institute ,Shanghai ,China - Oct 2016
# First IWS International Young Master Invitational Exhibition by Sunshine art Museum, Handan city, China - Oct 2016
# HuaHin BluPort Watercolor Art Biennale 2016, Huahin, Thailand (IWS Thai) - Oct 2016
# International Watercolor Society UAE at Dubai - Aug 2016
# Fabriano In Acquarello 2016 festival, Fabriano, Italy - Apr 2016
# Watercolor Workshop organized by Associazione Romana Acquerellisti, Rome, Italy - Apr 2016
# 2016 International Contemporary Watercolor Invitational Exhibition, Ming Gallery of Art ,Suzhou, China - Mar 2016 
# International Watercolor Society India Binnale, New Delhi ,India - Dec 2015
# Viz art International Watercolor Binnale at National Historical Musueum, Tirana, Albania - Nov 2015
# Henan University, Chinese Watercolor Magazine Watercolor Camp at Xiayu Village, Luoyang, China - Jul 2015 
# International Watercolor Society, Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey - May 2015
# Zhongyung Art Musuem, Guilin, China - Mar 2015
# GXNU Academy of Fine Art, Guilin, China - Mar 2015 
# 2014 Visit Malaysia Year International Art Camp by Malaysia tourism at Sungai - Petani, Kedah, Malaysia - Nov 2014
# Lushan International watercolor Festival, China - Aug 2014
# Suzhou Art Museum, Shanghai, China - Jul 2014 
# International Painting Symposium, Shree Guru Vidya Peetha, Gulbarga (Karnataka State) - 2011 

# Featured in Master of Watercolors - East to West by Konstantin Sterkhov, St.Petersburg, Russia - Dec 2015
# Featured in USA's Leading Magazine 'Watercolor Artist'  Ohio, USA (Painting Featured on Front Page With 10 Pages Special Article) - Feb 2013
# Featured in 'Informed Collector' monthly newsletter, Texas, USA - Dec 2010
# Article in 'South West Arts' Magazine, CO. USA - Dec 2011
# Featured in 'Art of Watercolor' magazine Naintre, France - Jun/Aug - 2013
# 'L'Art De L'Aquarelle' Magazine, Naintre, France - Jun/Aug 2013
# Featured in Splash - 12, 13, 14 in USA
# Featured in International Artist Magazine, Australia Feb 2007

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