Arts and crafts have been my passion ever since I was a child. Growing up in India, I loved making ‘rangoli’ patterns and applying henna on hands. As a young 20 year old when I immigrated to Canada, I went through many struggles. Struggle and challenges are a recurring theme in my art. My survival strategy was to adapt to the new land and its life style and to work hard. I taught school to earn a living, to raise my children and to give them a good future.
I am a life-long learner. After a 37 year long teaching career, I went back to University to take visual arts courses and in 2016 I graduated with a visual arts degree from Université de Moncton.
I love creating art that is meaningful and inspiring. My Indian heritage and my culture are reflected in my art. Fortunately, since this is my second career, I can use my art to do some charity work. For instance, a portion from the sale of the black and white prints is donated to Atlantic Wellness Center which supports youths who suffer from mental health related problems.
I constantly strive to improve my style and technique as I aim to go from the ordinary to extra-ordinary.