Shivanand has done his BFA in Painting, CAVA, Mysore, and completed Master Degree in painting this year. Mysore University, Mysore. He has Participated in United Art Fair, New Delhi, Sep 2013 A group show at United art fair 2012, (UAF) New Delhi, Anokhi national group exhibition Sep 2013 at Malaka spice Art Gallery, Pune ‘Five for the Future’ at the Nature Morte, Gurgaon, April 12 - May 7, 2013 Gurgaon (one of the 5 finalists of the Emerging Artist of the Year Award 2013) Anokhi group show “Colours of Colours” Dec 2012 at Darpan Art Gallery, Pune United Art Fair, New Delhi, Sep 2012 A group show at United art fair 2012, (UAF) New Delhi, Group show at Karnataka Nataka Academy Rangayana Mysore-1997, Dasara Event - Rangayana, 2006 . Shivanand is greatly inspired by the common man’s eco system. Nature, Common Man, and his needs all share complex, symbiotic equations. Looking at this with different perspective and bringing it on the canvas gives him great joy. Experiences of People around him inspire him. Through my paintings he connects and relive some experiences that he have lived in different phases of life.