Most of my work, from sketching to acrylic, is self-taught. It was not until my third child was born that I decided to undertake courses in specific art techniques which were of interest to me.
Through the London Art College I completed three courses in watercolour with gouache, illustration for children’s books and digital illustration. What I enjoy the most is incorporating aspects and traditional style from my culture. As the colour and vibrancy it brings to my work offers me scope to pursue styles to my taste. Kalamkari, a traditional Indian technique where ‘kalam’ means pen and ‘kari’ means to draw, has had great influence in all my work. Silk art is another style I enjoy and this has also helped me to work with truly vibrant colours.
For Art on the Street, I have tried to incorporate different aspects of the styles I enjoy and learnt. My work finds inspiration in rural, ethnic or spiritual artistry.
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