I’m an illustrator, children’s book author, and designer whose work celebrates everyday joys, the moments that connect us, and the strength of community. I’m the author and illustrator of Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala, which received the South Asia Book Award. My latest children’s book project is illustrating In This Family written by Shelly Anand, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2024. I’ve also had the pleasure of collaborating with clients such as the Asian Art Museum, Cloud9 Fabrics, Yelp, Blue Q, and Compendium.
I love to mentally collect textures from nature, which I transform into patterns throughout my art. My background in graphic design instilled an attention to detail, an affinity for unexpected color combinations, and a love of the storytelling power of patterns. Making art helps me look inward, untangle feelings, and find joy through the process. I hope the experiences that I infuse in my art will result in connection, belonging, and delight for someone else.
When I’m not in the studio, I love painting with my nieces, reading cookbooks, and baking birthday cakes. Now back home in Minnesota after years spent in California, I enjoy hiking with my husband and sweet dog. I never say no to ice cream.