7/10/2019

When I arrived in Sausalito I was in awe of the natural beauty surrounding me. I was invited by VARDA residency to come and live on the SS Vallejo houseboat, which used to be a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. During my stay I visited museums and several ot...

2/26/2019

Last year I received an invitation from Varda residency to apply for a spot. It seems this residency only accepts artists on invitation. What intrigued me was the residency takes place on an old famous houseboat called SS Vallejo on which many famous artists, authors,...

2/12/2019

I went for my third residency to MAWA in Winnipeg, Canada in June 2018. I applied for this residency through an open call. MAWA offers a private apartment free of cost to the invited artists. I was 1 of the lucky 4 female artists to be selected out of 54 applicants fro...

5/9/2018

 This piece was inspired by a visit to a Japanese salt factory.

5/8/2018

During my residency in Japan I wanted to work on a project influenced by the places I visited there. I do embroidery on images printed on canvas but this time I wanted to combine my embroidery with painting. I packed 5 small canvases, painting and embroidery materials....

5/6/2018

Last year I went for an artist residency Studio Kura in Japan. If any one is looking for a quiet residency at the sea then this is the place for you. I fell in love with Japan and will be returning for a 2 week holiday in July this year. I lived in an authentic Japanes...

6/25/2017

I have been very late with updating my blog but have been very busy. Would like to add some images of my residency in Mexico last year. I started seven pieces in total and continued working on them after leaving the residency. I had taken photographs of walls and doors...

7/27/2016

Got very inspired in Oaxaca, Mexico. Played around with beautiful colours on top of my inkjet on cloth.

6/6/2016

 

 

 

At last arrived in Oaxaca after a 7 hours bus trip from Mexico City. Check out my room where I will be staying for the coming 3 weeks.

 

 

 

 

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