Life full of problems associated with utter poverty itself was his school. Hibare remembers Shri. S. B. Patil of Domanala village in Bijapur district - as his teacher who encouraged him in his early years. His relatives & well wishers encouraged him by complimenting his dedication to Art. Hibare plays with his brush and colours and the ultimate result is - ‘a thing of beauty is joy forever. Hibare who has been able to understand the heart of colours successfully creates magnificent paintings. In mixing of colours Hibare has no rival except himself. If you ask him - “Who inspired you in color mixing?” - He replies with humbleness & gratitude Shri S. M. Pandit the 'father of painting'. Hibare is the embodiment of art as he could express himself through his paintings. Most of Hibare’s paintings are related to religious personalities. In a way it seems he has given ‘Deeksha’ to his brush. He owes all his creativity to his religious Guru Shri Veeragangadhar Shivacharya of Rambhapuri Peetam. Hibare has immortalized Buddha, Basaveshwara, Renukacharya, and Shankaracharya through his paintings. The paintings of Rama, Seetha and Radha-Krishna are simply magnificent.