I am an artist from India. I spent most of my early years in different parts of India and had a great exposure to its vastly different diversity. I have lived in New Delhi The Capital, Bangalore in the south, Kolkatta in East India, Dehradun at the foothill of the Himalayas and I was born in Shillong.
Staying close to nature and sometimes in semi forested areas I developed an appreciation of flora and fauna around me which in my later years was expressed in my art through the mediums of oil, acrylic, charcoal and conte.I gave up a full time job to paint. My work has been exhibited in many countries and is in various collections from hotels to private collectors.
My experiences made me seek out training in botanical art. I did an intermediate course in Kew, Richmond with Lucy T. Smith in 2018. In 2019 I joined the Newcastle University, Australia for their Course in Natural History. I am currently exploring botanical art further through workshops with botanical artists and through my studio practice. I work in watercolour, graphite and ink.
I am inspired by all botanical topics from plants in the garden to those wherever I travel. I find botanical art is under represented in India and am very keen to now study plants that are native to the country starting with my own location.