With pencil, charcoal and oil pastels used as mediums, the floor has a diverse range of sketches of Buddha in smooth and rough formats.

The hands and the facial expression of Mother Teresa clad in white have been captured well in charcoal by artist and trainer M. Vijay Kumar. More than 200 art pieces are on display at the pencil art exhibition organised by the artist and his students at Khoobsurat Art Gallery here on Saturday.

The expo has a collection of artwork exhibited by a group of 30 artists from UKG students to 55 year old women along with the trainer. Bright hued flowers on crème backgrounds, landscape with river reflections, portraits of God, Jesus Christ, man drenching in the rain, flowers and moments of joy are among the exhibits that impressed the visitors.

Shreyas Patnaik a third standard student has expressed his thoughts with perfection in his creations of silhouettes, musicians with their shadow and scenery. The portrait sketched by Biyanka Mannariat caught the eye while K. Rashmi carved many images with charcoal as the medium. Sunflower with dew drops appear to be her best piece. “Photographs are my inspiration and I try to incorporate my thoughts in my drawings,” he explained.

The exhibition will be open till July 2 and is open between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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