Shivkumar Pundkar born in a small village ,Supalipar, in Gondia district of Maharashtra, had passion for Art since childhood. With the scarcity of colours, modern media & technique in his childhood in village, he started his work using natural colours like extracts of various leaves & flowers, turmeric, clay colours, coal & soot & lime etc. Then after trying water colours, poster colours & oil colours, he developed his unique technique of painting, he calls it, WATER SURFACE PAINTING. FUNKAR- is a Marathi word meaning blowing gently.
water surface painting is an innovative