Kanak Nanavati






I was born and raised in India. Since childhood, I have always loved creating art. I came to the USA in 1971 and moved to the Copper Country in the fall of 1973.  I was spellbound by the beauty of the Copper Country and captured it in my paintings with different media.

I raised four kids single handedly after 1986 and also worked as an art teacher at the Elm River School and retired in 2000. Since then, I have done many solo and juried shows all over Michigan. I was a Featured Artist of the Eagle Harbor Fair in 2001 and at present my works are displayed at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock, the Copper Country Associated Artists and the Vertin Gallery in Calumet and Studio 41 in Copper Harbor.

As an artist, painting has always been a part of my life as an ongoing learning process to explore and create.  This is a very satisfying and pleasurable experience. It is very rewarding when someone loves my colors and gives my painting a home to enjoy.

My artistic goal is to mesh my Indian culture with influences fostered while residing in Upper Michigan and also to express my inner thoughts on life.