Govinda Sah “Azad” is a Nepali artist gaining reputation in the international art circuit. He has MFA in Painting from Wimbledon College of Arts, London; and was shortlisted for Sort listed for 2010 John Moores Contemporary Painting Award, UK.
The Ecologist interviewed Azad earlier this year, and discussed his paintings and how he relates to the environment and global warming.On painting clouds, Sah says,
“‘When I started, I was a landscape painter and the first time I really encountered clouds was in 1999 when I was painting near the mountains [in Nepal] before sunrise. As the sun started to rise, a small bubble appeared and these bubbles were clouds. Within an hour these bubbles had become massive and I had to stop painting because the mountain was gone. I didn’t think I’d paint clouds then – I was irritated because no-one could see how beautiful the mountains were thanks to the clouds. But I never forgot it and later on, in 2006, I started to paint the clouds themselves.”
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For more on this work and background, please visit his page.