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I was born and brought up in Goa, India. I have been passionate about art since childhood and my parents supported me immensely. They encouraged me to participate in many art competition and I won many awards. Being raised in a middle-class family in India, education got a lot more importance over other fields e.g. art, sports etc. which resulted in my art taking a back seat when I got to year 10 and since then, for a few years I was engaged in gaining qualifications required to get me a job. However, I nurtured my passion through my education. The education streams I chose were art related which assisted to flourish and grow my creativity. I studied Bachelor of Commercial art/Advertising in Goa. Best part of studying Commercial art in 90’s was that we had to draw designs and create everything by hand. We did not have the luxury of computers in our College. Those five years of my first degree helped me brush up my art skills further. Post my bachelor’s degree, I decided to study further and joined Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane to study Master of Communication Design in 2001. The Commercial design/Multimedia related study, sparked my curiosity towards web technology which led me to pursue Master of Information Technology at Griffith University. I completed my studies in 2004 and found a job here in Brisbane. I loved my life in Brisbane so much that I decided to call Australia my home and became an Australian Citizen in 2007.
Due to demanding work life, I could not create much art since I moved to Australia. After working in the advertising and design industry for over 12 years, I finally decided to quit my full-time job mid-2017 so I could give more attention to my art and photography. Now I run my own freelance design, art and photography business. I look forward to living my passion all over again.
Bachelor of Advertising (Goa College of Art - Goa, India) - 2000
Masters of Communication Design (QUT - Brisbane, Australia) - 2002
Diploma of IT (Surina Russo Institute of Technology - Brisbane, Australia) - 2003
Masters of IT (Griffith University - Brisbane, Australia) - 2004
"Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Gallery Finalist 2019
"Lethbridge 10000" by Lethbridge Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Gallery Finalist 2018
"Petite Pieces" by Aspire Art Gallery, Paddington, QLD - Gallery Finalist 2018
Photographer of the Year 2018 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Landscape - Highly Commended
Photographer of the Year 2018 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Wildlife & Animal - Commended
Better Photography - Revealing Nature 2018 - Silver Award
Better Photography - Classic Landscapes 2017 - Silver Award
Better Photography - Exotic Travel 2017 - Silver Award
Better Photography - Revealing Nature 2017 - Bronze Award
Photographer of the Year 2016 by Panasonic / Australian Photography - Landscape - Commended
I have worked in design industry for over 15 years.
In love with art! I love to create paintings. I am also passionate about landscape, bird and travel photography. I enjoy spending time with nature hiking. Not a big fan of television, but do enjoy watching some movies.