Bhawani Katoch was born in 1956, he studied from the Govt College of art in Chandigarh. After which he left for France in 1984 on a French Govt. scholarship to study painting and lithography at the Ecole National des Beaux-arts in Paris. Bhawani make his paintings with pure pigments and resin binders applying a very thin layer over the half dry layers to get the tones and transparency. Applying colour layers this way helps in seeing one colour through the other like veils. Up to some extent non-mixing of pigments this way keeps alive memory and charm of each colour. He has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards. Bhawani has held solo and group shows within India and abroad since 1980.