I am Meera Alve from Malvern, Pennsylvania and I am a self-taught artist. I started my career as a telecommunication engineer, but have always had an artistic flair and dabbled in art as a hobby. My art is inspired by the Indian styles of Kalamkari, Gond, and Pichwai. While living in India, I worked with the late artist Sachin Nath, who helped me refine my technique and grow as an artist. I continue to incorporate his teachings and look to various other cultures and motifs for inspiration. I work in oils, pastels, pencils, and ink with various nature inspired subjects.