Simran Ahira

Mediums: Creative Writing, Poetry, Painting, Drawing (graphite, pencil, ink etc.), Illustration, Digital Illustration, Photography

Available for: Delivering workshops, Arts administration, Curatorial work, Design, Artist residencies, Artist commissions, Exhibition opportunities, Selling artwork, Working with young people, Working with vulnerable adults

My name is Simran Ahira and I am a neurodivergent multidisciplinary artist, with a focus on painting, illustration and music. I was born in London in 1998 and currently reside in Surrey with my partner, Sam, and our cat, Moonray. I have been making art from the moment I could hold a pencil and composed my first piece of music when I was 8 years old. I studied film at University of the Arts London, before going on to focus on my music and painting careers. I had an art studio at Wimbledon Art Studios for a year, where I took part in Wimbledon Art Fair. Having faced many adversities from a young age, art has always been my escape from the world. Living with diagnoses of Complex PTSD and autism, I am passionate about creating art to act as a catharsis for myself and others going through similar experiences to me. I also draw inspiration from my feminism, as well as my curiosity and wonderment of the world around me. I have had my artwork exhibited in three exhibitions, have performed my music in numerous venues around London (including The Royal Albert Hall) and have had one of my films win the Camberwell Short Film Festival in 2018.