Priyanka Aelay

A profusion of vibrant flowers bloom wildly across Nidhi Mariam Jacob’s botanical art. With nature and the earth as her main muses, the Bangalore-based artist, muralist and teacher paints fantastical gardens bursting with life and colour. The lush floral designs and motifs are infused with the rich memories of her childhood – taking long walks in the park with her grandfather, encountering flowers and plants in the neighbourhood and spending hours watching her mother tend to her garden. Replete with her interpretations of wild lantana, banyan, jasmine and champa, the acrylics on canvas speak the remarkable language of flowers and plants.