Alpana started her career in India as a Freelancer working with various mediums. Formally trained in Textile Design at the South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, India, she also holds a Certificate in Western Art from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Alpana moved to Singapore in the year 2000, and has since been working on honing her skills in the fine arts. She has illustrated 18 children’s books in watercolors and is a proud life member of Singapore Art Society and Group 90.
Alpana works with various mediums, including watercolors, Chinese brush painting, acrylics and oils. She experimented with a multitude of surfaces by engaging in projects that exposed her to wall murals, hand painting on fabrics, soft furnishing and block printing. She believes that working in a single medium is restrictive to her artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
Alpana’s journey as an artist is largely fueled by her love and compassion for animals. Her current muse is the elephant, apparent in her capture of the fluid movements of these gentle giants. Other than integrating her love for animals in her art, Alpana is a volunteer wildlife rescue warden with ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society Singapore) and supports Wildlife SOS India, an NGO that works towards rescuing abused bears and elephants.
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