In Naresh’s earlier works, he was fascinated with depicting trees which have taken a central place in his paintings, along with newer motifs. He aims to innovate motifs within Warli tradition which can enhance his paintings.
Naresh has spent two years studying at JJ School of Fine Arts, Mumbai and has been practicing his art for 17 years. He has been participating in workshops organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Goa in 2012 and in an artist residency organized by IFA, Bangalore. He has exhibited in various exhibitions organized by Craft Council in Chennai & Hyderabad and was a part of the exhibition titled ‘New Developments in Warli Art’ (2015) curated by Jothi Xavier in Baroda. Naresh paints stories and imagery from his native village Talasari, located in the Thane District of Maharashtra and has developed a unique style by imbibing motifs from other folk and tribal paintings, thereby enriching his own practice.