Professional Artist, Brand Educator of Winsor & Newton

About Surabhi

Surabhi Gulwelkar (1993, Pune-India) is enthusiastic about art. From school days bright academics, coupled with passion towards painting, pulled her to the divine field of art. Merits in state level drawing exams are the foundation of her career.

 Grand achievements in numerous drawing competitions in her teenage had motivated her to spread her wings in the field. Her creativity leads her towards achieving distinction in Government Diploma in Arts as well as being a topper in Graduation and Masters in Fine Arts from Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai.

Followed by a bright career, she has also been awarded a scholarship by artist Daniel Graves’s Florence Academy of Art for further study and to visit museums in Italy.  She says, “Interaction with renowned artist Jeremy Lipking during this tenure will be a lifelong inspiration for me.”

Surabhi is a keen learner. She believes that ‘Difficulties of not knowing are always much greater than efforts of learning.’ The grand motivation of her family and Guru play a vital role in her art career. She wishes to widen her vision in realistic art. She always endeavors to discover her own pictorial language while painting in a realistic way.



  • International Boldbrush Competition, Outstanding Pastel award (2019)
  • International Boldbrush Competition finalist Award (2020)
  • Maharashtra State Art Award- Professional Category (2022)
  • Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation Merit Grant Award (2022)
  • Bombay Art Society, Award for Portrait (2016)
  • Art society of India, Award for Best Entry (2022, 2015, 2016)
  • Camel Art Foundation West Zonal Award (2022)
  • All India V.V.Oak Smriti Art Exhibition, Pune (2014)
  • CVM National Exhibition of Art, Gujrat 2nd Award (2015)
  • Award in ‘Kaladeep’ Sir JJ School of Art Annual Exhibition for Best Portrait (2016, 2017)
  • Portrait Artist Group Finalist Award (2022, 2019)
  • State Art Exhibition, Merit Award- Student Category (2013, 2016, 2017)
  • 1st award in Drawing and Sketching Exhibition organized by Artists’ Centre (2017)
  • 1st Prize at Sahyadri School of Art, Savarde, Ratnagiri Art Exhibition (2014)
  • 2nd prize for State level Portrait Competition, Sai Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya (2014)
  • Award at Chandrakant Mandre Smriti State Level Portrait Competition, Kolhapur (2013)
  • Late Artist Balasidhha Deorukhe Award for Best Painting, Annual Art Exhibition, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya (2013)
  • Young Lady Artist Award, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (2013)
  • 1st Prize for Portrait in Annual Art Exhibition of DYP (2015)
  • Student of the Year Award (2014-15)
  • Best player Award by D. Y. Patil College of Arts and Crafts (2015)
  • Several awards in state level art exhibitions and landscape/ portrait competitions


  • The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy Scholarship for Summer Workshop 2017
  • Young Artist Scholarship by Ministry of Culture, Government of India 2017

2022: Jehangir Art Gallery

2019: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2019: Art 2Day Gallery, Pune

  • Lalit Kala Akademi & South Zone Cultural Centre National Women Artists Camp, Kanyakumari 2021
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, Rajbhavan Painting camp, Lucknow(2019)
  • West zone Cultural Centre Chitrankan Art Camp at, Goa- Art and Culture (2019)
  • Lalit Kala Akademy and Bombay art Society’s Portrait Symposium at Bombay Art Society (2018) 
  • Artzolo Art Camp at IIT,Kanpur (2017)
  • “Manushi” National Art camp organized by National Book Trust, Dept. of HRD (Govt. of India) New Delhi (2016)
  • ArtHeart Art Camp, Lonawala.( 2016)
  • Upvan Art Festival, Thane (2016)
  • Kala Sanskriti Art Camp at Gangrai, Chiplun (2015)
  • Magma Art Workshop, Hotel Aurora Towers, Pune (2015)


  • Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Fine Art, Pune 2020
  • Leonardo Art Academy, Solapur 2020
  • Art 2day Gallery, Pune 2019
  • Tulasi Art Group, Balgandharva Kaladalan , Pune 2019
  • Pune Smart Week, Pune 2019
  • Yashwant Kala Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, 2019
  • Portrait demo at Vivekanand College, Kolhapur 2018
  • Portrait demo at Sahyadri College of Art, Chiplun, 2018
  • Balgandharva Kaladalan, organized by Art Beat, 2017
  • Portrait demo at Lalit Kala Mahavidyala, Ichalkaranji, 2017
  • Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune, 2016
  • Group demo at Balgandharva Kaladalan, organized by Sanskarbharati, 2015
  • Portrait demo at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay, Pune (ATD Department), 2014
  • Portrait demo at All India V. V. Oak Smriti Art Exhibition, Pune, 2013



  • Sir J J School of Art- MFA Department- 2017
  • Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya- 2017