Mohammad Ali Bhatti


M.A. Bhatti is an art professor and an accomplished portrait painter, who has spent the last few years concentrating on themes inspired by the American southwest, specifically the cowboy and ranch lifestyle. He earned an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University. For the last 30 years he has painted and exhibited around the world, resulting in 35 solo exhibitions and numerous juried shows. He is represented by a few selected art galleries worldwide; his artwork can be found in both public and private collections. For the last few years, he has lived in Houston, Texas, and has become captivated with the cowboy heritage; he has a deep desire to capture on canvas the beauty of the southwest lifestyle, ranches, and rocky landscapes. Mr. Bhatti’s compositions are dramatic; he captures the mood, excitement, vitality, and dynamic movement of each scene. He focuses on every detail of the cowboy lifestyle, horses, livestock, dusty jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats. Every detail is painted with keen observation in a painterly style. His compositions are vibrant in capturing the color, excitement, and vitality of the characters and rich cultural heritage of the Southwest. Mr. Bhatti’s distinctive style, combination of subject matter, energetic compositions, and intense color is instantly recognizable and collectors throughout the United States and abroad value and prize his work. Currently, he is associated with the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, AO5 Gallery in Austin, and artist-owned Archway Gallery in Houston. He also teaches a variety of art classes, using a combination of demonstration and hands-on instruction, and has a large committed following of students.

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