Alyina (b 1995) is a London based artist from New Delhi and Srinagar. She paints scenes of a fictional, fantasy world she has created. Her paintings reflect her cross cultural background — she has lived in India, the USA, and now is planted in the UK.
She loves Kota, Uniara, Mughal, and Safavid miniatures and looks to them for inspiration almost every day. The colours in her paintings are mostly influenced by colours found in these miniatures, by memories, and by the environments around her.
She is also a vivid dreamer and her dreams will often creep into her paintings.
(Image shown above is a detail of And then they decided on three eggs, twelve chillies, and one fish)