I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

– Georgia O’Keeffe


Aaraty Mehta, Mumbai based artist and art educator
"There is a child in me that loves to create. It could be anything – a painting, a piece of hand pottery or a crochet soft toy. Just creating something new inspires me, keeps me motivated and alive! I wake up in the morning waiting to get my hands dirty and coated with colours.

I believe we all have an invisible world inside of us. Places where dreams, imagination and new ideas reside. Yet, in our day to day lives, we almost never get the chance to explore and express these magical worlds. Perhaps we dismiss them as ‘irrational’ or ‘childlike.’ I paint to make that invisible world visible. I paint to immerse myself and experience unexplored dimensions. The more I get lost in this artistic world the more I feel I am finding myself."

Aaraty Mehta is an artist and art educator. She has a BFA in Applied Art (Graphic Design and Illustration) from Sophia Polytechnic (Mumbai) and MFA in 3D Computer Art (3D Animation) from The Academy of Art University (San Francisco, California).

Aaraty is based in Mumbai where she runs an arts education initiative (Aaraty’s Art Nook – www.aaratysartnook.com) and teaches art, primarily to children.