Born and raised in India, my work has been highly influenced by Indian folk art. I learnt to appreciate folk arts through my travels around the country. I was intrigued by how each folk style had its own vocabulary, color palette, mediums and motifs. Even though I admire every style of Indian folk art; Madhubani, Kalamkari and Warli have captured my attention. Madhubani style: preliminary imagery, most dynamic color palette and no negative space. Kalamkari style: one of the most decorative forms of art and influences Indian textiles. Whereas, Warli style is an ancient story telling mural art. It uses most basic vocabulary: circles, triangles and limited color palette of two colors white, black and/or brown. The vibrancy of the painting is shown through the stories it portrays. Over the period of time, I have adapted the essence of each style and woven into creating my own signature style. However, whichever style I am in mood to portray the aim is to preserve the beauty of the subject.