Mahdhav Sarna is a self-taught, Sydney based artist that focuses primarily on wildlife and conservation pieces.
Using visual artworks and poetic narratives, Mahdhav Sarna harnesses this emotive and vibrant combination to create a language that transcends the physical boundaries between humans and wildlife.
With a palette that is influenced by the rich and energetic colours of the Auras, the energy fields that emanate from the body; Mahdhav’s work showcases the soul or life that dwells equal in all beings. Expressed furthermore by original, crafted and thought-provoking poetry, which intertwines Eastern and Western philosophical ideas and teachings, Mahdhav aims to share a new perspective from the point of the wild beings in his paintings. Affording a moment of dialogue and the opportunities to find an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject.
His works aim to raise awareness, respect and a greater kinship towards our wild neighbours.
Mahdhav predominantly focuses on life-size paintings as he hopes to not only show an image of the animal, but rather, show it in its full grandeur to the observer.
As an artist, Mahdhav’s genuine desire is to create moments of relatability and awareness that engages in us the simple realisation that we are all closely connected.
HOLD TIGHT MY LOVE “Western Lowland Gorilla”
THE NIGHT PATROL: FROM LAST LIGHT “Male Lion”
THE GRAVITY OF AN AFRICAN GIANT “African Bull Elephant”
“The Himalayan Hiker”
SUN-SETTING BEARS “Polar Bear”
A GENERATION’S GASP “Hawksbill Turtle”