The Bucket Show
Great work, congratulations!
— Mahendra S. Bhalekar
Great, please allow the mind to grow further…
— Suhas M. Mokashi
Nice use of ideas and lot of hard work especially at this age.
— Ninad Borale
Beautiful expression of creativity & chaos!!
— Stuti Shah
Very beautiful paintings! Beyond our expectations!!
— Meena Anup Shah
An artist reincarnated born. Please invite for all further exhibitions.
— Anup Shah
Great imagination power.
— Dr. Pushpa Gaikwad
Astounding ability, amazing imagination. Great sense of colors and combination. Child prodigy “Sachin Tendulkar of art”!
— Riten Pradhan
Beautiful work, lovely combination of colours, keep growing.
— Dhruv Mehta
It is inborn talent, I appreciate dev’s play of colours, I also appreciate parents of dev and Ketna Mehta. Splendid efforts!!!
— Madhumati Pawar
The only word I can think of is ‘UNCONVENTIAL’. The fact that there are no people / birds / or any usual subject in the paintings is creditable. The work is a result of tremendous creativity.
— Anaita Pradhan
A very special kid blessed by Saraswati Maa.
— Mehul Gandhi
A Different type of paintings, very nice.
— Manisha Katre
Mind process reflected on canvas. Best of luck.
— Shriram Dandekar
The thinking, composition, combination of colours and strokes shows the making of a genius.
— Vijay Mody
Great, he is a child prodigy. Challenge is to take him to the next level with right mentors and influences.
Dev has a great vision in art. I wish him great success in further to be a top artist.
— Nilesh Sheth
He is born with awesome talent. Mind-blowing, super!!! Fantastic, fabulous!
— Nirja Mehta
There is no word to express. Wonderful!!
— Dina Mehta
Beautiful vision & creative ideas.
— Ruchi & Harshal
Dev has a great vision & wonderful creativity in art. He will definitely be a great artist in future – All the best!
— Hiral Dhruve
Congratulations to both of you Rupal & Dhaval. Encouragement is something required for everyone to come up in life & that’s what you are doing for dev.
— Parul & Rushil
Gifted child with great encouraging parents. I love his abstracts.
— Sujata Sheth
Grandson has a great vision & creative ideas. Congratulations!
— Shanta Pai
Dev has good vision and great ideas. Have a great future ahead. Good colour combination.
— Mrs. Mukund Pai
Dev is a born artist and has a good vision. God bless him!
— Dr. S. M. Pai
Your paintings reflect your zest for life! All the best!
— Arti Mehta
It is very nice. Superb.
— Bharati Mehta
In depth reality captured in abstracts. AMAZING work especially at this age!! Nakki motha chitrakar(kalakar) honar.
— Deepak Dandekar
“Great potential; the spark is awesome!”
— Dr. Niranjan Pai, Gynecologist
— Charulata Ravi Kumar, CEO – Product of the Year
“The right strokes & thoughts with the right blend of colours is really amazing and truly beyond his age.” With luv & best wishes.
— Ashwin Maheshwari, Avenue Graphics
“Dev is a ‘Wonder Child’, his creative is simply awesome.Got deep insight and imagination! Wish him all success in his future endeavours and God Bless!”
— Paresh Mehta, Director – Acquarius
“Lovely sense of colour and balance! Real genius.”
— Kunjan Viral
“Dev Mehta has a creative mind and the paintings are really mind blowing.
Wishing him all the best and grow further.”
— Prakash R. Boga
Dear Dev…the innocence of mind, Courage of colours and Art of expression is beyond imagination. Wish you all the very best. Great show.
— Ashok Maheshwari
“Deeply impressed to see the paintings of Dev. Amazing talent, highly creative, truly commendable given his age of just 11 years.God bless Dev and we also would like to see him inspired continuously to promote his talent.”
— Rathin & Sushmita Banerjee – ASTM
“Fantastic imagination at this age. Dev wish you the very best and creative future.”
— Shivan Shah – Liladhar Pasoo
“Dev’s Aum series is very good. He is having good imagination and good vision. Keep it up. All the best for his bright and colourful future.”
— Rajesh Mehta, Executive Director – Liladhar Pasoo
Tremendous thought process. Hoping these thoughts keep coming. You have surely given me the creative kick which was somewhere lost. Thank u so much. Would love to buy 2 paintings. Melody of trance and Blue elephant.”
— Lots of luv, Mihir Kothari, Fashion Photographer
Love your work and your play.
Lots of love and blessings.
— Sanjeev Shah, NRI and Musician, Bangalore
Your thoughts are excellent and paintings are fabulous.
— M. A. Chavan
Daring and Bindas strokes are excellent.
— Shrikanth Sathe
“You have excellent imagination. Form follows function. Congratulations to the parents too.”
— Nemi Bhayani and Family
The painting sense is artistic.Try to put lot of colours on portrait.
A creative concept seems quite innovative, eye catching.
Keep it up Dev.
— Pankaj Anjara
Incredible work!!! We really liked the work done by you. Very original and very creative.
— Jaydeep and Nitya Bakshi
Wonderful culture spiritual and religious facts shown in the paintings. Excellent. Keep the culture and spiritual awakening in future. Wish you the best of spiritual in future endeavours.
— Prashant K. Zaveri
All the best. It’s really commendable and I hope sky won’t be his limits.
Congrats and god bless you.
— Roshni, Pearl & Monika
Each and every painting are excellent and marvelous, Dev Beta. Keep it up. All the best at all times.
— Chandu Sunder
V ery good artist.
May God shower blessings on you.
Soul ‘Aum’, cyle of birth, new life ….all paintings are excellent. They show his imagination. They are all artistic. Well done. Wonderful.
— Dimple K. Shah
The great PICASSO in making.The thoughts are incredible and the strokes are fantastic. Trust you carry on and make your parents and the country proud.
— Rajiv Savla
Highly impressive for his age. Some paintings are really very good.
— Shakti Dubey
Really good imagination and every painting is different from the other. Good colours love the Reds and Aum. All the best.
— Ila Mithani and Family
Outstanding work. I have done 10 books in 50 years. Dev has done 50 paintings in 10 years. Passionate Bold strokes.
— Bhawana Somaiya, Film Journalist and Author of the book “Krishna”
Outstanding work. Personally liked ‘world cup’ and ‘moods of water’ keep the good work going.
— Rajiv and Shweta
Awesome work. Keep it up. You are blessed with an inborn art combined with such encouraging parents.
Dear Dev, it was very great being at your exhibition. I congratulate you on this very inspirational journey. God bless you always. I am sure you will rise high in this field.
— Love, Harbindar Indrapal Singh
Good luck! It’s tough to be creative in a structured world. Continue the journey….. Do not remain confined by what ‘art’ ought to be….
Rather ‘Dev art’ should be the new trend to follow!
Love as always.
— Dr. Chintamani, Dr. Rupali, Nupur & Nishka
It’s good to see the paintings and the meaning behind it. Sometimes its hard to understand the idea in the painter’s mind. Keep it up Dev.
— Love, Vanitha Arul Prakash
Very beautiful paintings, deep thinking and all paintings are meaningful towards positive strides with Aum and God in mind.
— Kinnari Mehta
Aum, Jeevan no Saar!!
We are speechless, spellbound!!
Well done and keep painting till you find the other side
— Bhavesh and Jaanvi Ajmera
Hi Dev you are really great!
All your paintings are very good enough to see it touches the hearts.
God help you in future like this.
Amazing, whose inspiration is Aum, Shiva & Nature….!!!
Dev will go far.
Expecting more masterpieces from this Angel.
— Zajin Shukla
You have to see it to believe it.
He is simply great and has all the hallmarks of achieving greatness in this field!
— Rahul Gupta
Totally raw talent. Please always be so. You are a soul with spirituality. The whole world is indebted. Amazing!!! Wish ‘U’ to evolve your inner depths to unbounded expression through your brush, colour & canvas. You have made everyone proud and clean bowled.
Salute to young Artist.
— Dr. Preeti Parekh
‘The paintings are amazing and with lot of creativity to get inspired and enjoy our life. Looking forward to more exhibitions like this.’
— Veer Shrimali
The paintings are excellent and the depth of his thinking of a picture is amazing.
— Palak Lapasia
‘Hey pradashan naahi
kala che ‘Darshan’ aahe.
— K. L. Shalekar
“Flood of imagination”
— Suhas P. Salgaonkar
You are a genius. At the age of 11 years you have maturity of 22 years or more.
— Dilip H. Vora
“Wonderful, fabulous, mind-blowing. I was speechless to see such beautiful imagination put up on paper at this small age.” I found the best painting THE LAST TREE ON EARTH.
Keep it up.
— Hema Chandana
“Wonderful. The paintings are made with free mind. Keep it up. Don’t come under any influence. Keep your style like this only.”
— Meena Joshi
Congratulations! Keep it up! As you have inner power and blessing of God (Aum)
All the best.
— Prerana Shah, Prerana Nartan – Kala Kendra
It is a wonderful experience to see someone so young to be so comfortable with colour and abstract. Keep it up.
— Prof. Pradeep Pendse, Dean IT – WeSchool
I am so proud of you once again today. What I feel today after looking at your paintings just can’t somehow be put in words. Just keep going and enjoy whatever you do. Loads of Love,
— Kinnari Valia, Special Educator.
I liked your imagination and your ‘Aums’ its wonderful. Keep it up. Loved ‘my angry father’ and both your ‘aerial views’. Awesome.
— Vanshika Mithani
It was great to browse through your mesmerizing paintings you have created. It was great inspiration for me as well.
— Trishu Mehta
‘I loved all the paintings I love the blue elephant the most.’
— Sasha Kumar
Outstanding..marvelous. Actually short of words of praise.
God has filled the colours in your mind which come out on canvas and paper.
— Kalpana & Jagruti
An important day for you and lovely work….
Keep it up!!! Loads of love
— Dipti Maasi and Harshit Bhaiyu
Wonderful, loved the play of colours. Very vibrant.
— Divya Suvarna, Oriental Insurance
You are a God Gift with great talent and you have achieved a big success with the blessings of your grandparents, parents and family.
Keep it up these are great pieces of art.
Loved all your beautiful paintings with lovely imagination. All the best for your future. May you achieve more and more success ahead.
With love and best wishes.
— Dharmesh C. Dhami & Family
Bhagvane aapelli amulya ratna che Dev. Dada Dadi, mummy papa ane fiya na aashirwad thi jagmage che. Jevu naam tevu kaam che Atli nani umar ma badhane prerna aape che.
U r a star already.
All the best!
— Kirti D. Dham
Dear Parents of Dev,
Congratulations to you for identifying and encouraging the unique talent. Most of us would not have given it the shape you have!
— Rashi Kumar
Truly a God’s Gift. Amazing creativity. Exceptional artist in making.
— Yamti Pai
The paintings are wonderful and each and every painting depicts something unique! Indeed you have a unique imagination.
— Shivangi S. Patel
Paintings are amazing such an accomplishment at such young age. Keep up the good work. All the best.
— Girishbhai & Harshaben
The paintings are very bold and creative. The strokes are bold. Keep it up.
— Vaishali Divekar
Congratulations. Grow as an artist like the sun in the sky. We all want to see you above all.
— Kiranben Shah
First God bless you and praying for your bright future and wishing that you will do something for whom you really needed.
— Shalaka Kadam
What a genius Dev is! I am so pleased to have seen his work and seen him. Behind every genius are the parents…many many congratulations to you. Let’s keep in touch.
— Padmashri Dr. Mithu Alur
It humbles me to see the depth of thought and thought process fantastic work.
— Alpana Nabar
A little wonder – shows a great deal of talent using different mediums and techniques.
Loved his impression. This is one child who will go a long way. Kudos to his family for spotting and nurturing his genius.
— Shradha Jahagirdar Saxena, Editor – Verve
Heartiest congratulations for creating and reviving art. After ‘the tempest’ is there but there was nothing depicted. Yet for ‘shower’ as after tempest comes the ‘shower.’
— Anantrai Mehta, Advocate
I cannot express my feeling in words. It’s really amazing, excellent.
— Kokila Gala, Yoga Guru
You are really blessed! God Bless!! May you have a name in the world! You have an inner self which makes your paintings listen to it and rise.
An amazing art inborn in you…Let it grow with you and your age…The thoughts like ‘last tree’ and ‘moods of water’ shows your deep thoughts o this universe…May God bless you with more talent in all your works…and creativity to bloom with times.
— Toral, Umang, Soumil, Hritvi Kuwadia
Excellent paintings. I think this SMALL boy is going to create BIG wonders. All the best to him and his family.
— Ajay Mehta
Inspiring work…‘moods of water’ something out of this world.
All the best
I had an amazing evening in the company of your ‘trancestrokes’. May God bless you.
— Anupama Ganesh, Associate – Nina Foundation
You are a very good painter and creative artist. I like your AUM painting.
But my favourite is ‘myth of life’. This painting showing some new thing which is After the dark night, sun will arise in new red colours meaning ‘New fresh day’
best of luck for your future. Keep smiling.
— Pankaj Parkar
Good Art. Liked it.
— Ria Damani, 11 years old.
“It’s really great. It has inspired me to be creative and start my hobby.”
Dev you have done a good job. I would like to learn from you.
Wonderful Dev! Keep painting for us, Encourage all of us, And keep more exhibitions for us — Anonymous
Excellent ideas, nice execution creative genius in the making.
— Naman Shah, Forestbell Technologies
Amazing, superb, superfantastic, fabulous. — Shayana Shetty & Family, Gajalee Coastal Foods Pvt. Ltd.
Congratulations to the parents of a blessed, gifted soul, called Dev!
May you fly over the cuckoo’s nest! Divine grace and blessings of being part of nature.
— Vidya Shenoy, Spiritual and Yoga Guru
‘Your paintings reaffirm the thought that a child’s mind is an unprejudiced blank canvas, whatever he sees and feels and learns, gets inked on to it! Loved the paintings and their subjects. Wish you all the best.’
— Dr. Arti Mehta
Congrats to his parents for giving him the best platform to present himself.
Very good Dev. May Lord Ganesha bless you.
Great work. His quiet and shy nature is actually depicted in his painting. I really wish him all the best and look forward visiting more such exhibition of his.
— Mira Adelapu
Amazing work by a 11 year old. Congratulations to the parents as they have a gifted artist and wish the child and parents best wishes and hope they keep up the good work of encouraging their child more.
All the best Dev. Excellent work. Hope to see some more awesome work in future.
— V. Prabha
To explore and envy nature is one of the greatest gift which one can nurture. It’s a wonderful wonderful exposure given to him.
Keep it up Keep exploring the colours of nature. God bless you.
— Darpan Shah
Inspired. Inspiring. Creative. Going Places. And more to go.
— Dr. N. H. Atthreya, Veteran Management Guru
A maturity in strokes far beyond his age. ‘Nature’s Abundance’ was just brilliant.
— Usha Chandrashekhar, IPR Lawyer
You are truly God’s blessed child and so true to your name. At this age you have canvassed a beautiful colourful picture of the world. Truly love it. May you become the greatest artist of our country. God bless you.
— Anuja and Sameer Kapoor
You have an amazing mind and wonderful talent. It is beyond my imagination how you visualize such abstract ideas and put them on paper and canvas. Keep up you individuality.
God bless you.
— Rajani Kelkar
Keep your emotions like this only in painting. And you shall rise high in the sky flying with your popularity.
— Rita aunty
Let the Shivling of your painting Life go higher and higher and reach the highest peak.
— Mira Mehta
Dear Younger Bro,
To the youngest artist I have even known. He is a spectacular example of an artist in the community. To a very cool and inspirational artist.
— Rushil Mehta
Fantastic imagination. Just can’t believe that a 11 year old wonder kid has painted in so many colours and different strokes on oil, poster colours! Great
— Mrs. Sudha Phadnis
I am very happy to see the wonderful work of my best friend’s grandson. I wish him the best future.
—.J. P. Soni
I am not sure if I am qualified to comment – but I will.
This is ‘amazing’! so much so early!
I just feel he has so much ‘within’ that we should allot it ‘flow’ out slowly at ‘his’ own pace.
We should encourage and support him but we have to be careful about ‘overexposure’ too soon!
It may curb his instincts and the natural flow. Let him grow naturally.
That way we will get more from him, from his ‘immense’ potential.
Wishing Dev the very best!
— Dr. S. Y. Bhojraj, Nina Foundation (Spine Surgeon)
Congratulations for your 2nd exhibition – your painting put me in a trance. Especially, Angry Father, New Birth and Trance Aum. Good luck.
— Bipin Jiani, SBI
Your masterpieces take me on a journey and trance state. May your talent be abundant.
Opportunities are infinite.
Let grace be in your hands always!
Blessings from all of us are showered on you.
I am moved by your humility, you don’t need the shower of praise….you have already evolved and your beautiful heart knows what kind of beauty you have created!
May your colourful strokes colour our lives always.
— Namrata, Tejas, Neev
Outstanding work. V good imagination put on paper. It’s inspiring for me.
— Harsh Mehta
Highly talented work.
Very impressive, 5 stars.
— Parag Mehta
He is God gifted and creation has no words to express. Like how God created the world it is not to be expressed in words. Our blessings are there. God bless him and give him more ideas in his mind to create.
— Pradeep & Priyanshi Tejmani
Dev’s paintings depict
A child’s heart at play with colours.
— Dr. Parinaz Humranwala – Nina Foundation
Hi Dev, Congratulations. I want you to be bigger than Hussain. All the best.
— Sohan Mehta
Dev is really a great wonder of this world. He has achieved this at a very young age. He is really god gifted. Wishing him the best in the future.
— Sudha S. Mehta
Thank you Dev for letting us have a glimpse in your world….may you proceed ahead with your pillars of strength (mom and dad). All the very best.
— Sejal Sukhia
D – Drawing
E – Enthusiastic
— Bhadree Sheth
Incredible!! At such an age when children are involved in computer games and mobiles! Keep it up Dev. Try and inspire your friends too.
— Devangi Maniar (Pranay’s Mom)
Children’s Day Special - BAL DISHA
Exhibition of Children’s Paintings
By Nehru Centre, Worli
13th to 19th November, 2012
Dev, 11 Years old was invited by Nehru Centre Art Gallery to exhibit his work for 7 days. He was one of the 3 children selected from Maharashtra.
Mrs. Nina Rege, Founder of the Art Gallery had organized the inauguration on 16th November conceding with 20 years of the establishment of the Art Gallery.
Mrs. Nina Rege cut a cake in the presence of the child artists, parents, staff & visitors.
Dear Dev,Really appreciate your talent at this age. Best of luck for your bright future. I really like your Blue Elephant painting. Keep it up!
— Vicky & Khushboo
Love the new paintings. Please display more of the new paintings. The old & new are fabulous but would like to see more of what you have been upto.
—Rupal & Naman
Dear Dev,Last Tree is an amazing painting, keep it up! My kids loved your paintings and were also inspired. Will give you 5 star rating
—Ibrar Khan, Bombay Advertising
It’s fantastic. Really appreciate your talent, wish you a very good future. With Love.
Really appreciate your talent. We loved all your paintings. Keep it up!
—Bharati & Praroti Shah, Aditya, Rotary Sion
You have a painted heart. Touching Paintings.