About Girish Nair


Girish Nair is a self-taught artist and well known for his live painting on stage alongside musicians and performing artist. He is an artist who believes that emotions and thoughts are best expressed by painting.

He believes that, “The Art of painting is expressing the invisible through the visible”. Girish Nair has seamlessly exhibited this in his expressions of Art.

An artist, instructor and motivator, Girish has created his own unique space in the world of creativity by speaking and motivating through his Artwork. He has depicted most of his paintings and sketches as an interpretation of life situations. Although known for his portraits in oil and color pencils he has a special interest in creating abstracts and theological interpretations. He interprets mythology by combining it with reality and impressionism.

He has a vast variety of collection which includes paintings ranging from brushwork to knife and bare fingers. Apart from painting in his studio, he uses his spare time teaching young kids and budding artists. Through this initiative, he has groomed over 150 budding artists across different age groups in Charlotte and Detroit area since 2009. As a self-taught artist, he believes he understands student’s capabilities and limitations better. This helps him to harness their innate qualities in the best possible way. He maintains that his relationship with his pupils is symbiotic -as guiding and mentoring them has further fine-tuned him as an artist.

Though Girish believes that learning and teaching is a never-ending process, what feeds his soul are acts of kindness.

The urge to reach out and do something for the welfare of others has always been his focus, and it is not something he has acquired recently. His response to soul’s calling has always been a part of his journey as an artist. He has been a lead artist for many shows doing live painting and auctioning his work which has fetched over sixty thousand dollars for multiple charitable organizations like Children’s Organ Transplant Association, AIM for Seva, Mata Amritanandamayi Michigan Chapter, Melsabari’s Muscular dystrophy initiative and Flood relief funds.

His pursuit of using art as a tool of imparting social message has made him respond to the recent COVID19 pandemic as well!, he was selected for a Mecklenburg county initiative as one of the three artists to create a large window mural painting at a public place in Charlotte, the goal was to educate the public on the need to stay vigilant against the virus. People were invited to witness him painting a mural depicting the need to wear a mask and maintaining social distancing as an act to prevent COVID19.