Chitra Merchant - Chitra Merchant

Chitra Merchant

Original drawings, paintings and screenprints from Chitra, born in India and based in Bristol

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Chitra Parvathy Merchant - Chitra Merchant

From Kodagu to Bristol - internationally inspired art

Chitra Parvathy Merchant

Chitra was born in India, where she completed a B.A Degree in Psychology. She then worked in an artist’s studio in West Africa before coming to England in the early nineties. She initially came across printmaking in 1998 during her B.A Degree in Illustration from U.W.E Bristol.

She has been printing and exhibiting regularly in Spike Print Studio in Bristol since 2001.

Inspired by plant life, urban spaces and Indian culture - Chitra Merchant

Exquisite, warm and totally unique drawings, paintings and screenprints

Inspired by plant life, urban spaces and Indian culture

Chitra has a large portfolio of work attesting to her many talents.

Her 'Terra' collection includes screenprints inspired by Indian landscapes, forest ecology, mythology and architecture, while her paintings and drawings (such as the one pictured) are inspired by nature, woods and landscapes.

Her archived work 'Eve', 'Constructs' and 'Bell Jar', examine social constructs, roles and expections, and derelict urban spaces.

“I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Chitra in Fig. She is very patient and took the time to tell me all about the other artists and answer my questions. The wonderful colours of her pieces jump out at you from the other side of the shop!”

Natasha (Natif Creatif)

Chitra Merchant

Find Chitra Merchant

Chitra sells in the Bristol gallery and shop Fig. You can find a list of her exhibitions here.