About the Artist

 

I am a Punjabi artist from Newcastle upon Tyne who creates bright artwork which is heavily influenced by nature and heritage. My work is multidisciplinary, and consists of paintings, design and digital content.

A huge portion of my work is inspired by matchboxes and vintage packaging. I love re-designing these to the background and context of places, merging the traditional with contemporary imagery. This rich influx of diverse cultures with retro postcards, railway posters and Victorian matchbooks portrays a careful study more reflective of a modern society.

Graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Photography and Film BA Hons in 2012. I specialised in documentative and portrait photography. However, by 2016 with the birth of my son I decided to delve back into my roots in the arts and started painting. This quickly led to the designs exploring Indian matchboxes and culture that you see today. 

Artist in residence at: 
Baycreate
working with Barnardos and Whitley Bay Big Local, with participatory art practices as a community project. (2021)
Durham University’s Bishop Cosin’s Library
 working with local schools in Durham reviving the rich history of one of the oldest libraries in the UK. (2020-2021)

(See more under Exhibitions)

Memberships: CuratorSpace, Association of Illustrators, Newbridge Associate Member

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