|Died||20 February 2020|
Sadhu Aliyur (സദു അലിയൂർ) (1963 – 2020) was an Indian (watercolor) painter and art teacher from Kerala, India. He has done a workshop on the art of watercolor painting  at the State Gallery of Fine Arts. He co-founded "Colouring India foundation" a non profit organisation.
Early life and career
He was born in the Kozhikodde District of Kerala and studied fine arts at Kerala school of Arts, Thalassery. Recently[when?] he took a position as Art instructor at Brushman's school of Arts. Sadhu has been honored for his talents with awards in Kerala and outside. He has had 23 exhibitions where each time he brings a fresh look at his chosen subject and theme. The Kerala Lalith Kala Academy chose Sadhu for this year's Vijaya Raghavan Gold Medal Endowment. His art work has also been honoured by Turkey International Water Colour society for his contributions in fine art.
Art galleries & Exhibitions 
Sadhu has had various solo exhibitions of his works at Mayyazhi Chithranhaliloode, municipal town hall, Kannur- May 2006. The artist's work has exhibited at many solo or group art exhibitions.
- 2001- Mahe, Chalakkara and Pandakkal
- 2006- Municipal Town Hall, Kannur
- 2006- Marry Matha Community Hall, Mahe
- 2006- Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Kozhikkode
- 2007- Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath art gallery, Bangalore
- 2008- Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery, Durbar Hall, Earnakulam
- 2008- Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry
- 2008- Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath Art Gallery, Bangalore
- 2009- Malayala Kalagramam Art Gallery, New Mahe
- 2009- Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry
- 2009- Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery, Durbar Hall, Earnakulam
- 2010- Kathirur Grama Panchayath Art Gallery, Thalassery
- 2010- Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath Art Gallery, Bangalore
- 2010- Lalit Kala Akademi Art Gallery, New Delhi
- 2011- Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath Art Gallery, Bangalore
- 2012- Marry Matha Community Hall, Mahe
- 2012- Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath Art Gallery, Bangalore
- 2013- Kerala Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Kozhikkode
- 2013- Sargalaya Art and craft Village, Iringal, Vadagara
- 2013-Karnataka Chitrakala Parishth gallery, Bangalore
- 2014-Karnataka Chitrakala Parishth Gallery, Bangalore
- 2015 Soryakanthi Art Gallery, Thiruvanthapuram
- 2015 Kerala lalithakala Akademi Gallery, Thalassery
- 2015 Durbar Hall Ernakulam, Kerala
- 2015 Jahangeer art gallery, Mumbai
- 2016 Soryakanti Art Gallery, Thiruvanathapuram
- 2016 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath gallery, Bangalore
- 2016 State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
- 2016 Wintage Art Gallery, Payyanoor
- 2016 Vadagara Block panjayath gallery
- 2017 Gudham Art gallery, Kozhikode
- National Exhibition of Paintings conducted by Kerala Chithrakala Parishath at Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath Art Gallery
- Bangalore and many group shows in various parts of India.
"Hues of Watercolours" at Venkatappa Art Gallery. Organised by Coloring India
- "A Game Of Washes And Dabs by Sadhu Aliyur". Doodlewash. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "An emotion of colours". Deccan Chronicle. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- Tripathi, Shailaja (24 June 2016). "For a perfect stroke". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- "Hues of Watercolor with Sadhu Aliyur!". Coloring India Creative Arts Center. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- M, Athira (25 February 2016). "Capital in focus". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- "Sadhu Aliyur - Art culture festivals". Art culture festivals. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- "Sadhu Aliyur". ATHMA ONLINE. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- "ജലച്ചായ ചിത്രകാരന് സദു അലിയൂര് അന്തരിച്ചു". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
- "Sadhu Aliyur Paintings Online - Colourentice.com Gallery". www.colourentice.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- "11th Edition of Hues of Watercolor Painting Workshop in Chennai". Coloring India Creative Arts Center. Retrieved 13 December 2017.