I am an Edinburgh based Visual Artist and Illustrator. My interests lie in depicting family, tradition, and the many layers of life. To achieve this I work with various mediums and techniques ranging from printmaking to acrylics, water colours and paper installations, often with elements of story telling. Size, medium and material depend on the where the project takes me.
I was born in India where I lived 27 years of my life. My many travels and experiences in India still influence and inform my work among other things. I moved to Edinburgh in 2007, pursuing a Masters in Illustration. This was a natural progression from my previous degree in Graphic Design – which explains why I am strongly drawn to good design and typography. Now, I consider Edinburgh my home.
I am interested in people, with all their quirks, flaws, generosity and goodness. I am intrigued by the objects we collect, treasure, horde and then eventually leave behind. Telling a story long after we are gone. In my work I try to capture the relationships people share with others and attempt to reflect the weakness, strengths and emotions we see in ourselves. At the same time my work is also a response to my surroundings and the general hustle bustle of life I see around me.
2009/10 Artist in Residence at Winchester College
2014/15 Artist in Residence for the Wigtown Book Festival and Spring Fling 2015
2014, Wee Wigtown, Wigtown
2014, Works on Paper, Doubtfire Gallery
2014, Art Village, Glasgow
2013, Written Image, Edinburgh Printmakers
2013–2014, Midwinter, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
2012, Imaginary Summers, Doubtfire Gallery
2012, Telling Stories, Doubtfire Gallery
2011, Holy Cows & Dirty Linen, Doubtfire Gallery
2011, Affordable Art Fair, Framed Edinburgh
2011, Deep and Crisp and Even, Doubtfire Gallery
2011, Fixed Dimensions, Amber Arts
2010, Midnight Clear. Doubtfire Gallery
2010, Festival Exhibition, Doubtfire Gallery
2010, Print & Illustrations, Angelus Gallery Winchester (solo)
2008, Edinburgh College of Art, Traveling Exhibition
2008, Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh