Born in Mangalore, 1971. Studied BFA in painting, DMS Mysore. Taught himself the intricacies of drawing and painting following a deep interest in art and a necessity to express himself visually from a young age. Praveen shows a keen understanding of architecture in his paintings. He has held solo shows and attended Art camps in India and has been a part of many group shows in India and abroad. Received Awards – All India Lokamanya Tilak Art Foundation, Pune 2005; Lalitha Kala Academy, Karnataka 2008. His works are a part of many private and public collections in India and abroad. At present working as an Art Director at ‘Mesmerizers’ and freelance work for architectural design, Bangalore, India.