Ramesh Laxman Hengadi (born. 1976) belongs to the Warli tribe and has been practising his art for more than three decades, starting at a very early age.
These early encounters with art exposed him to the rich customs and traditions of his tribal community, inspiring him to vividly portray them through his paintings. He received an award from the Pune-based Adivasiparm Parikrang Kala and Sanshodhan Kendra which encouraged him to work more.
Hengadi was selected by to create a Warli painting for the cover of INTACH Magazine.
Hengadi has been at the forefront of reviving old methodologies and believes in working slowly. He has been a part of numerous projects globally and his works feature in many collections in India and abroad.