By profession Shaji Ankan is an ENT Surgeon cum Ophthalmic Surgeon. His  paintings  unravel  the  unfamiliar  aspects  of  the  familiar  world  where  the  real  and  the  tangible  matter   as  much  as  the  imagined   scapes  and  the  flights  of  fancy . A  medley  of bright  hues ,  each  work  is  vibrant  with  life  in  all  its  magnificence  and  brilliantly  portrays   the  countless  facets  of  daily  existence  in  the  lap  of  nature : the  pipers  piping  ‘unheard melodies’, the  fishermen   embarking  the  boats  for  their  daily  toil , the  kingfisher  perching  and  the ethereal  waterfalls  beckoning  the  beholders , to  name  a  few ;  what  makes  them  unique  is  that  each  of  them  bears  the  stamp  of  precious  artistic  creativity  . Here  we  witness  the celebration  of  the  known  from  a  perspective   which  provides  new  insights  on  its  nature  . Here  dwells  an  artist  seasoned  with  the  keen  power  of observation  typical  of  his  calling , blending   smoothly  and  ceaselessly  the  conventional  and  the  contemporary  ,  carving  out  a niche  for  himself  . In  all  his  works , he  captures   the  sights  of  the  world   around  and   daubs  them   with  the  brilliant  blues ,  the  cool  greens  and  the  scarlet  reds  of  artistic  imagination