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Australia-based Kerala painter to create series on women

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Thiruvananthapuram: After a successful painting exhibition on Omani art, culture and personalities, Australia-based Keralite painter Sedunath Prabhakar has decided to do a series on women.

The Indian Embassy in Oman had invited Prabhakar to Muscat to stage an exhibition of around 30 paintings and on the concluding day, 18 of his paintings were sold.

"Each of the paintings went for around Rs one lakh and was basically depiction of Oman art and culture besides paintings of the King of Oman. 10 of them were purchased by Omani nationals," said Prabhakar, who is presently holidaying in his home district Kottayam.

A resident of Melbourne, the 44-year-old painter shot to fame early in 2017 with his painting on a 50-meter single long canvas titled "Pride of Australia.”

The "Pride of Australia" showcased portraits of 50 prominent Australians drawn from a wide and varying cultural, social and political spectrum and was put up for display at the Queen's Hall complex in the Victorian Parliament.

Explaining his next work, Prabhakar said, "While women in Australia are by and large safe, it's not the case in India and other countries."

"Once I am back in Melbourne by the end of the month (November), I will start a series on women. This is the first time I am attempting such a theme as I have observed that women, in general, are having a tough time in several places.

"Through my paintings, I will try to explain what is in my mind," he added.

In Australia, he is a teacher at the Kalakshetra Art and Music School, Melbourne

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