Hello! My name is Bavani Ratnam and I’m a contemporary artist based in Auckland, New Zealand.
I’m a born & bred Malaysian who lived in Australia for several years, where I started Naashi through my journey with art. Prior to that I was programmer / software engineer / project manager and also a paper artist @quillosophy for several years before I decided to try something new and also pursue art full time after I had my baby in 2018.
My work at the moment is primarily with alcohol ink, resin and acrylics. Apart from visual arts I also enjoy creating functional art – mostly jewelry, accessories and also some homewares.
p.s. Naashi is my son’s name backwards, rearranged 🙂