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About Me

Capturing Nature's Breath through Original Oil Paintings - A Journey by Swapnil Nevgi

In the tapestry of life, I am a self-taught artist who found solace and inspiration in the whispers of nature. Born in the vibrant tapestry of India, I now call the lush landscapes of Brisbane, Australia, my home. My artistic journey is not merely about brushstrokes and canvas; it's a testament to the beauty that surrounds us, a reminder that moments of tranquillity are accessible even in the busiest of lives.

Original painting 'Big Brother' shown with the artist Swapnil Nevgi.

As a creator of original oil paintings, my canvas becomes a portal to the soul of the outdoors. The vivid colours of my homeland and the breath-taking landscapes of my adopted city seamlessly merge in my work. Each stroke is a tribute to the diverse flora and fauna that dance in harmony, inviting viewers to pause and immerse themselves in the wonders of the natural world.

Life, with its daily demands and corporate hustle, often leaves us yearning for moments of peace. My mission is to capture those fleeting moments in nature that spark joy and bring them into the homes of those fatigued by the monotony of daily chores and the relentless corporate rat race. Through my art, I aim to infuse spaces with the restorative energy of the great outdoors.

In every painting I create, whether it be the silent majesty of a lion in the dense jungle or a koala resting on the eucalyptus tree in the Australian breeze, there lies an invitation to find respite. It's about more than aesthetics; it's about connecting with the essence of nature and bringing that serenity into the heart of our bustling lives.

My artistic journey is marked by the pursuit of knowledge outside traditional academies. Self-taught, I have allowed my heart to guide my hands, letting each stroke be a lesson in patience, observation, and a deep love for the untamed beauty that surrounds us.

In essence, my art is a celebration of life's quiet moments, an offering of respite, and a reminder that even in the midst of chaos, nature's breath is a source of endless inspiration.

Awards - Art

Finalist 2021 - "Royal Queensland Show" at Ekka RNA Showgrounds, QLD

Winner 2021 - "Brookfield Show" - Best Feature Animal subject Award, Brookfield, QLD

Finalist 2021 - "Stanthorpe Art Prize" by Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, QLD

Finalist 2020 - "Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD

Winner 2019 - "Brookfield Show" - Best Feature Animal subject Award

Finalist 2019 - "Lethbridge 20000" by Lethbridge Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD

Finalist 2019 - "Rotary Art Spectacular" by Brisbane Rotary, QLD

Finalist 2019 - "Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD

Finalist 2018 - "Lethbridge 10000" by Lethbridge Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD

Finalist 2018 - "Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD

Awards - Photography

International Garden Photographer of the Year - Breathing Spaces Category - Highly Commended

Birdlife Australia Photography Awards - Special theme "Honeyeaters" - Highly Commended

Photographer of the Year 2018 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Landscape - Highly Commended

Photographer of the Year 2018 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Wildlife & Animal - Commended

Better Photography - Revealing Nature 2018 - Silver Award

Better Photography - Classic Landscapes 2017 - Silver Award

Better Photography - Exotic Travel 2017 - Silver Award

Better Photography - Revealing Nature 2017 - Bronze Award

Photographer of the Year 2016 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Landscape - Commended

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising (Goa College of Art - Goa, India) - 2000

Master of Communication Design (QUT - Brisbane, Australia) - 2002

Diploma of IT (Surina Russo Institute of Technology - Brisbane, Australia) - 2003

Master of IT (Griffith University - Brisbane, Australia) - 2004

Work Experience

2005 - 2017 - Worked in the advertising design industry

2017 - current - Working as an Artist, Photographer & a Freelance Designer

Press - Home Design Magazine

Featured article in Home Design Magazine by Carrol Baker

Editorial about Australian artist Swapnil Nevgi as published in Home Design magazine.

Press - Artsy Shark

Featured Artist on Artsy Shark website by Carolyn Edlund

Click here to read the editorial on artyshark.com

Press - Artist Closeup Website Interview

Interview on Artist Closeup website

Click here to read the editorial on artistcloseup.com

Press - Artist Closeup Magazine

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