Trained as an architect at the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, India, Akhil V K studied art under various private tutors out of pure passion. Watercolour is his first love though he does acrylic, gouache and digital paintings apart from wall art. In his hands, portraiture attains a suave serenity keeping all the ease of wash watercolours. They are straightforward realist narratives interpreted only by the artist's sensitivity. Akhil's eco-centric Keralan rural exteriors and ethnic cultural icons expose a romantic obsession with a vanishing rustic past. He is a keeper of the bygone, a chronicler of the wet and green landscapes and greeneries that speak authentically of their innate charm.