Deccan Chronicle

Botanical in strokes

Deccan Chronicle| Aamina Shabeer

Published on: June 8, 2018 | Updated on: June 8, 2018

Alisha Dutt Islam is a city-based artist who draws inspiration from her natural surroundings and incorporates it in her work.

Alisha Dutt Islam

Alisha Dutt Islam

1 Which was your first ever exhibition?
My first exhibition was in Kolkata, last year. It was month-long, of prints and post cards of my botanical illustrations. 

2 What plans do you have next?
I am working on my next project. 

3 Your favourite book?
I’ve been reading this graphic novel called Botanicum illustrated by Katie Scott.

4 What advice would you give to an aspiring artist?
Experience is KEY and don’t plagiarise. 

5 Was it difficult to establish yourself as an artist in the beginning?
I feel like I have only begun and there are many obstacles but they make me stronger.

6 If you could have a conversation with an artist, living or dead, who would it be?
Salvador Dali.

7 Your favourite subject in school?
It has always been art.

8 If you could meet a character from a book, who would it be?

9 Name a TV show that you have binge watched recently.
High Maintenance.   

10 If you could have a conversation with any historical figure, who would it be?
Charles Darwin.

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