Vyam is a master sculptor. His wooden sculptures are
three dimensional stories. He completely changed over
to painting when he was awarded the Rajya Hastha Shilpa
Puraskar for one of his ink drawings by the Government
of Madhya Pradesh in 2002. He uses ink on canvass and
paper his favourite themes are of aquatic life, which
he saw while growing up in the village of Sonpuri, near
Patangarh. Inspired by his wife Durga Bai, who has a
vast reservoir of folk tales, Subhash has also started
painting characters and scenes from these stories.He
uses the motif of seeds spread on peacock feathers.
When Subhash Vyam holds his painting workshops, he has
the additional advantage of being able to teach participants
how to make clay and wooden figures as well.