Welcome to pencilandcanvas, my art studio.

I am Tirtha Bharadwaj from India. First of all I would like to thank you very much from the core of my heart for visiting my blog.

I am a freelance fine artist and illustrator and I hope my blog will motivate you to take up painting as your hobby or your profession.

I started painting at an early age. I owe this to both my mother Leely Bhattacharyya and my father Late Dr. Indra Nath Bhattacharyya for understanding me then and sending me to an art school. 

My mother was the first to infuse the love of cars at such an early age. Everyday she would draw a car for me and I would stare at the car while she would feed me. 

My father loved painting even though he was a Doctor by profession. 

He would bring big sheets of papers for me to draw and thus my love for painting and drawing took wings.

I finished my Post Graduation in Business Studies, worked for 3 years in a reputed company,
 left my job and came back home to pursue what I love. Still learning and painting for sheer happiness.