I have very little to add to what his close friend Vasant Sarwate (वसंत सरवटे) says on Phadnis's art in a masterly essay included in Sarwate's book Sahapravasi (सहप्रवासी). ( A couple of years ago I was fortunate to spend 2-3 hours with both of them at Phadnis's house.)
On this blog, in the static information on the right side, there is a quote of W H Auden:
“…though one cannot always
Remember exactly why one has been happy,
There is no forgetting that one was”
(Good-Bye to the Mezzogiorno )
Well, I sometimes exactly remember why I have been happy.
It's because I just saw Shi Da's sunlight -or moonlight as in the picture below- filled cartoon where even today a lady looks like my mother of 1970's, where there is no evil, where life is uncomplicated, where people pay attention to their surroundings instead of burying their face in mobile phone...
courtesy: Official website of S D Phadnis