Kailash Bagla came to Canada in the early 1970's and joined the Ontario College of Arts. His passion grew towards high-profile portraits; hence, his first portrait was of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his bride, which was presented to them.

After many years of dormant passion, he has returned to his unique art, with the love of his art, he displays his artistry. The unique portraits are one-of-a-kind, all originally painted on the peepal leaf with water colours. These portraits will last for generations.

He chose the peepal leaf medium because his art shows uniqueness, which has never been professionally used for portraits. This art is a God-given gift to him because it comes naturally from within his heart. His artistry brings life to his characters.

The peepal is one of the best known trees of India. The peepal is considered very sacred and venerated by the Hindus and Buddhists. It is mentioned in the Vedas and Epics. The saints (rishis) of yore meditated under it. It was under the peepal tree that Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment and that particular tree came to be called "Bodhi", the "tree of wisdom". In the popular Indian folklore, the peepal is considered as a female to the male Banyan. Peepal trees grow to large proportions. The tree is found wild in the forests on the lower slopes of the Himalayas, Orissa and in central India. It also grows in most parts of India, especially on the banks of rivers and lakes.