Kalyani Ganapathy is an illustrator and writer. She lives in the Nilgiris, India.

After a degree in advertising and graphic design, Kalyani worked as a print designer before pursuing her childhood dream - bringing stories to life via illustration.

Kalyani collaborates with publishing houses, in India and abroad. She also works closely with writers, poets, art and textile enthusiasts. Her work is inspired by patterns in nature, Indian indigo hues, textile details and indigenous craft. She meticulously details a water colour base with tempera or embroidery. The only digital process involved is scanning the artwork.

In the near future, she hope to be a writer and illustrator of a little bit of whimsy.

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