Vidita Singh, is one of the first automotive artists in India, brings to life these fine automobiles in elements that are uniquely India. She was brought up in a family of automotive enthusiasts, who are passionate about cars – her father H.H. Rana Manvendra Singh Barwani, a pioneer in the field of automotive restoration, he is a published Automotive historian, and is the driving force behind the Cartier Concours d’Elegance – it was inevitable that automobiles would be reflected in her art. Vidita feels a passionate need to preserve India’s automotive history and tradition. And, she does this through her canvases.
Interested in art from an early age, her paintings themed on cars, have hoisted her to the national stage after she completed college and finally immersed herself into painting. Vidita has managed to portray automobiles and the special relation automobiles had with India in a manner that has now earned her international acclaim. Bringing out the novelty automobiles were in the bygone era, and the artistic and mechanical masterpieces they are today in her paintings are her passion.
Vidita’s work has earned her credit, so much so, that she has been featured on T.V. shows like BBC’s “Wheels”, NDTV India’s “Raftaar”. Podcasts like Cars Yeah! and Wrench Nation TV in the U.S, She has also been featured in National Daily’s, Automotive and lifestyle magazines such as The Telegraph, The Hindu, The Daily Guardian, Hello Magazine India, BBC Top Gear, Auto India, Femina India, Motoring Overdrive, Auto Motor & Sport, Better Homes amongst others.
Vidita was commissioned to make a painting for Ford Motor’s Centenary Celebrations, which now hangs in the office of the Managing Director of the Ford Motor Company, India. She was also commissioned to create a painting for Hyundai Motor Company, India which graces their corporate office.
An invited member of the American website AutomotiveArtist.com, Vidita has also been featured as an ‘Upcoming Automotive Artist’ in the Dutch website Carartspot.com. And has had the honor of being the guest exhibiting artist at the Automotive Fine Arts Society Exhibition at Pebble Beach Concours, California in 2018.
Vidita has had solo exhibitions in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Hong Kong and has been part of several exhibitions including the Cartier Concours d’Elegance as well as Pebble Beach Concours. Her work has been auctioned by Christie’s at Royal Bridges art convergence held in Dubai, apart from being part of their Google arts and culture online exhibit.
EXHIBITIONS ----2005 - Featured artist at Autorama - The annual vintage car Exhibition held by the Titus & Co. Automotive museum, New Delhi. ----- 2006 - Solo Exhibition at ABN-AMRO Hauz Khas Art Gallery, New Delhi. ------ 2007 – Exhibited at the Haig Vintage Car Rally held in Delhi. ------ 2008 – Exhibited at the Automotive Exposition, New Delhi. ------ 2011 – Exhibited at the Cartier Concours d’Elegance held in Delhi. ------- 2012 - Royal Fables Exhibition, held at The Imperial Hotel, Delhi.----- 2013 – Royal Fables Exhibition, held in New Delhi. ----- 2014 – Royal Fable Exhibition, held at The Imperial Hotel, Delhi. ----- 2014 – Royal Fables Exhibition held at The St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai. ------ 2016 – Solo Exhibition at the India Fine Art Gallery, Mumbai.------ 2016 - Royal Fables Exhibition held at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. ----- 2016 – Royal Bridges Art Convergence at Ritz Carlton in Dubai. ----- 2016 - Painting auctioned by Christie’s in Dubai, U.A.E ------- 2017 - Solo Exhibition at Taj Falaknama Hotel, Hyderabad. ------ 2017- Royal Fables Exhibition held at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. ----- 2017 -Solo exhibition at the Gold Coast Motor Festival, Hong Kong. ------ 2018 – Automotive Fine Arts Society Exhibition, Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance, California, USA ------ 2019 – Exhibited at Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur ------ 2019 –Exhibited at Mercedes Benz, Benchmark Cars & Royal Fables, Ahmedabad. -------- 2020 – Solo Exhibition titled ‘Art of the Automobile’ at the Bikaner House, New Delhi.