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About Us

Vinayaka Tanjore Art Gallery has been in the field of tanjore painting manufacturing since 1990. Founded by B.T. Raja, an artist himself, the gallery has always strived in providing its clients with authentic tanjore paintings manufactured using traditional methods and genuine raw materials. The artist has been able to achieve this with the help of his own manufacturing unit in tanjore, his hometown, which also happens to be the place of origin of this artform and in the process able to serve his large clientele base with genuine tanjore paintings at the most affordable price in the market for over 28 years now.

About The Founder

A passionate artist, excelling both in the traditional as well as contemporary field of art, B.T Raja founded vinayaka tanjore art gallery in the year 1990. He received the best artist award from the Tamilnadu Handicraft Board, in the year 1995 and also received the award for his excellence in paintings and authentic workmanship from The Latit Kala Academy in the year 1997.

In 2005, he founded the Ray O Painters Residency and the Ray O Art Gallery. Simultaneously he organaized residential work camp, for the senior national award winning artists of the contemporary field. The art show titled "Mega Visual Feast 2006", which brought together the works of the various contemporary artists was a grand success.

Apart from organizing such camps, the artist has also been a part of many camps and has participated in many art shows, both solo and group, some of which are as follows:

  • State Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai (1994,1996)
  • Blind School, Delhi (1995,1996,1997)
  • AIFACS, NewDelhi (1996)
  • Sachiwalia Club, Mumbai (1998)
  • Ravindra Bharathi, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad (2000,2001,2002)
  • Chitra Kala Parishat, Banglore (1995,2005)
  • State Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2005)
  • Soma Hall, Malaysia (2001)
  • And Art Loha, Chennai (2006)

The artist also produced and directed a Tamil feature film titled “Thambivudayaan” capturing the essance of cauvery water issue, which was the talk of the town in 2009, when the movie was released.

No Middlemen But Certification of Authenticity

With a legacy of 28 years, every tanjore painting manufactured under the banner is made by award winning artists and there's never been a question of middlemen as the founder, an artist himself has his own production unit set up at tanjore, employing as many as over fifteen trained award winning artists who have been in the field for many years now.

Make Your Own

Interested in creating your own tanjore painting? We have it figured for you. Learn the art of tanjore painting from award winning artist in our very own gallery space in a time frame convenient for you. Just give us a ring @ 91 9841150005 and we will guide you through the process.

Make It Exclusive

Thinking of an elegant customized portrait gift for your loved ones, or a one of kind ethnic twist for your home? think no further. Apart from our wide range of tanjore paintings, we at Vinayaka Tanjore Art Gallery also provide our clients with customization services including portraits, murals and interiors.


  • Antiques and antique finish
  • Teak wood painting
  • Raw materials
  • Gift cards