Born in Karnatka. Hegde draws his inspiration from Mother Nature, Gods and Godesses from Indian Mythology. His paintings often have inticatley linked leaves, luminious colours, and a busyness that a viewer can find in nature. With an obvious affinity for flora and fauna, He weaves natural elements together into ecastic collages, formed by the playful juxtaposition of elements to create bigger entity. Use of modern elements like angry bird or a caricature of a flower can be seen frequently in his paintings. The stance and attitude of the animal usually reflects human behaviour in a metaphorical manner.