Phoenix painting by Neil Gaur

Child artist Neil gaur (9 years) talks about his painting of Phoenix which is part of Greek mythology. This painting, which was inspired by Harry Potter book collection, received an honorable mention in Khula Aasmaan art competition for children for January to March 2019.

Neil talks about his painting

Neil is a student of Arya Vidya Mandir, Mumbai. He mentions that he was inspired by Harry Potter book collection to create this painting. He also talks about the medium and the technique he has used for his painting.

Phoenix, the mystical bird

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again.

Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the it dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. There are different traditions concerning the lifespan of the phoenix, but by most accounts the phoenix lived for 500 years before rebirth.

In ancient Greece and Rome, the phoenix was associated with Phoenicia, (modern Lebanon), a civilization famous for its production of purple dye from conch shells.

In the historical record, the phoenix “could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life”. ( source : Wikipedia)

Paintings by Neil Gaur

Neil is a regular participant in Khula Aasmaan painting competition for children. He has been shortlisted multiple times and has been a medal winner (gold medal) once. Here are the medal winning and shortlisted paintings by Neil Gaur.

This painting by child artist Neil Gaur won a gold medal in art competition for children by Khula Aasmaan for January to March 2017


Painting of Phoenix by Neil Gaur was inspired by Harry Potter book collection. This painting of the mythical bird from Greek mythology, received an honorable mention in the painting competition by Khula Aasmaan.

See the dedicated web page for Neil Gaur

Art contest by Khula Aasmaan results for January to March 2019