A native of Kochi, India, Sheena cultivated an interest in art during her childhood. She found it inspiring to communicate through drawings and paintings
She completed her Bachelors in Home Science, followed by dual Masters in Child Development and Psychology. She spent her early years as an educator and worked in leading schools in Dubai, UAE as a teacher and child psychologist for over 10 years.
A move to Singapore in 2011 gave her the opportunity to intimately pursue and make her mark on the art scene
Sheena began her art career in 2012 and trained under distinguished artists in Singapore. She has also been formally trained at the respected Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in Western painting
Initially starting with real life figurines (‘Buddha’ and ‘Ajanta’ series), today Sheena’s broad spectrum of artwork includes figurative works, abstracts, and landscapes. Her fascination towards textural additions in her works began in the initial years of her career. It has now become a distinguishing feature in her works.
She participated in her first exhibition ‘The Enlightened One- Gautama Buddha’ in Singapore in 2015. She has exhibited in various local & international art fairs and exhibitions including Art Stage & Affordable Art fair in Singapore, Art exhibitions in India, Malaysia, Dubai, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ukraine among others
Her works have been displayed at museums in S. Korea, Vietnam & India and are part of private collections.
Sheena is a popular art instructor and conducts learning sessions, workshops and exhibition for children. Beyond the art world, Sheena enjoys being with her family, travelling, gardening and being at her hometown.
With my art, I create my own language. The intriguing layers and textures in my paintings are intended to create a sense of mystery. Indeed, textural additions is my artistic vocabulary and gives the work a tactile quality.
The subjects are often minimalistic and capture themes from life around me. It conveys visual cues of an existence that is quiet, rhythmic and spiritual. These often create a sense of nostalgia and brings forth memories of the little things that one often overlooks in modern times. The works pop with vibrant pigments, enriching and enhancing them to create textural triumphs.
“I hope my artworks speak not only for me, but also for the people who view my work”