I have worked in textile design in India for over 30 years. My specialty is WOOD BLOCK PRINTS. I moved to Jaipur in 1984 started Soma Blockprints together with Radhakrishnan Nair. I continue to design block prints, train young designers and am grateful to be able to work directly with our master wood block carvers and printers.
I made a careful auto-didactic study of traditional block designs, learning about the rich history and traditional patterns of hand block printing in Rajasthan. To work out the technical limitations, I spent much time watching the printers at work on their long padded tables, and experimenting with fresh design adaptations, calling upon my Canadian graphic arts training and experience as a theatre painter.