I am Anita Chowdry, a visual artist and educator based in London. I have lived and worked in this wonderful city for more than twenty-five years. I also have a home in Northern India, and much of my creative inspiration is rooted in the rich fusion culture of that area.
I see my artistic practice as a journey in which I can discover and learn about all sorts of fascinating things. It has taken me to 16th century royal workshops, to the alchemy of processing colours from minerals and metals, through some fine libraries, and to the sublime realms of geometry and mathematics. Some of the extraordinary people I have met along the way have become old friends, and I am constantly meeting new.
I love books, old and new, particularly if they have pictures in them, and I am also fond of reading good science fiction.
I have been involved in gallery and museum based education for most of my working life, and I am delighted to have my new studio so close to the institutions I have always enjoyed being involved with – the Brunei Gallery SOAS, the British Museum, and the British Library. Now I am planning a programme of workshops at my Woburn Place studio, and I hope lots of fascinating people will be interested enough to attend.