Born in Trinidad, West Indies Nirmala attended primary and secondary schools there, and upon graduation received recognition and an award for outstanding work in art.
At UBC, she earned a double-major degree in English Literature and Fine Arts (honours) with a focus on Indian, Chinese and Japanese art. She was fortunate to have had instructors Tony Onley and B.C. Binning among many others who inspired and taught the history of art, design fundamentals, and techniques of the old masters in several studio courses.
She has taught art, geography, spanish and english in Trinidad and in BC.
The dancing interplay of light and shadow captivates her interest and imagination and is a source of joy and inspiration for her watercolour and acrylic paintings which depict a variety of subject matter.
Her paintings adorn many a wall in Trinidad, Barbados, Canada, U.S. U.K. and Japan.
Nirmala resides in Victoria with her family and devotes an increasing portion of her time to her art.
In the News: A successful show at Langham Court in January, thank you to all who came!
The Victoria Sketch Club does more than sketch, paints too!
You are invited to the 104th annual exhibition of original paintings by 35 or more artists.
When : March 19th from 7-9pm
March 20th -24th from 10am to 7pm
closing Sunday March 24th at 4pm
Where: Glenlyon School gym
1701 Beach Drive, Victoria BC
See events page for more details