Bimal Shrestha was born and raised in a small village in south-eastern Nepal called Raghunathpur. Growing up at the vast landscape of Terai enclosed by Himalayan foothill and beautiful savannas, Bimal developed a love for the outdoors from an early age that still influences his artwork today.
While Shrestha’s professional background is in the field of electrical engineering, he has always been engaged in sketching and painting. His artistic journey took a new turn when he discovered his love of oil painting after moving to Bay Area California in 2012. An avid nature lover, Shrestha spends his leisure time outdoors to provide constant inspiration for his oil paintings. He often likes to explore new vistas , setting up his easel, and painting a piece on the spot. He uses en plein air studies as reference to create large paintings at his studio.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Shrestha’s credits his mother to influence him in the art world. He learned to sketch and paint by copying her Fabric Arts at home in his early childhood. In recent years, Bimal has attended numerous workshops organized by local plein air painters and Art Associations. He continues to study by visiting museums, galleries, observing the works of the Great Masters and learning techniques with different Contemporary Artists.
Bimal lives in Hayward CA.