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A curious mind and an observant eye: that’s what classifies Samia’s work. Born into a family in which the arts as a tradition are highly valued, she is on the lookout for new stories and ideas,. Always carrying her sketchbook, collecting the things that are happening around her. In interaction with the world, she is constantly getting inspired from peculiarities in daily life and is able to turn everything into a story.
She lives to extract the most interesting part out of anything. Always eager to find new ways of executing her art, she expresses herself through her narrative and fresh artwork in a variety of media, ranging from carefully executed etchings to light handed sketches, from hilarious comics to colorful landscapes, from quirky portraits of her friends and unknown neighbors to elaborate digital illustrations.

Samia explores humor & storytelling through illustration, print making, graphic design, sculpture and music.
She is currently setting up her studio and an artist residency with her family in Preet Nagar, District Amritsar, India.



  • Samia’s film Tread Softly and her short animation My Self Assured Companion were shown at the Video Art Festival in Mumbai and the New Indian Film and Animation showcase in Singapore by The Guild, Mumbai.


  • She worked as an associate art director for Tehelka magazine in New Delhi for three years.
  • Debut group show A Return to Circles in The Attic, Connaught Place, New Delhi.



  • Two weeks solo artist residency at Uttarayan Art Foundation, Vadodara, India.
  • Samia was invited for a street art project,  by the city council: Concello Carballo & Derrubando Muros con Pintura  to Carballo, A Coruña, Spain.
  • Three weeks artist residency with her artist collective Intercontinental Rollercoaster Club at the Uttarayan Art Foundation, Baroda, India.
  • The Intercontinental Rollercoaster Club‘s collective show was held on 28th November in New Delhi at S47, Panchsheel Park.


Samia’s portfolio is here

Most work is licensed under

She can be found at


  1. Sunil Shelar on November 2, 2009 at 8:02 am

    excellent work. saw it on urbansketchers…

  2. Shumita M. Didi on September 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful poems and beautiful illustrations

  3. Shama Shah on November 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hey ! i came across your work on Urban Sketchers and totally loved it !

    Am a bit of a doodler myself. was wondering how i could join Urban Sketchers and try and upload my sketches there ?

    Could you please help … thnx a ton


  4. samiasingh on November 11, 2010 at 5:51 am

    hi shama
    just go to their site and theres a page about members. u’ll have to fill in an application.

  5. aashritakamath on January 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    i love it all 🙂 fully fully awesome madam.

  6. András hegyle on February 3, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I really enjoy your work, lovely 🙂

  7. samiasingh on February 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Thanks András!
    Saw some of your lovely photos and the fun comments.
    Keep going!

  8. Dipti Kharude on February 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Hi.. Would love to collaborate creatively.
    This is what I do!/pages/DIPTI-K-IDEAS-COFFEE-TABLE-BOOKS-AND-MORE/316426858481
    Would love to creatively collaborate sometime.

  9. samiasingh on February 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Dipti.
    Thanks for the comment.
    Feel free to contact for that anytime.

  10. Sayani Sarkar (@Sark_Sayani) on August 20, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Dear Samia,

    Saw your work on Urban Sketchers. I was in the process of finding Indians who sketch and paint on Urban sketchers. The reason I do not see many amateur artists in cyberspace remains eluded for me. Me being one of them.

    But it is refreshing to find works by you here.

    Keep up the good work.


  11. samiasingh on August 22, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Thanks Sayani,
    There’s quite a few people sketching actuallly. has some really fun work.

    Will send you more links on twitter.

  12. Viraj Deo on August 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    hi Samia,
    loved your work! amazing stuff. keep up the good work.

    read your last comment here, as a matter of fact Prashant and I are very good friends (fondly known as Prash amongst friends).


  13. samiasingh on August 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Hey Viraj,
    Thanks a lot! Appreciate it.
    Cool! I dont know him, but i work with and know some of his NID friends and they showed me his stuff. Love it.


  14. Tanu Jolly on March 15, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Hie Samia,

    Was googIing once n found your blog, really like your work, am following your blog from quiet sometime now.

    I work for BCS(Blue Cross Society) Pune, its an NGO working for animal welfare. We have our merchandise and are planning to expand a bit by introducing some more stuff. We are looking out for an illustrator. Was just checking if something can be worked out on d same. We can discuss this over a phone call.

    Let me know your contact details


  15. VaRuN on March 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Very thoughtful work…with SPEED 😉
    Witnessed your speed that day. Super Amazing.

  16. studioinputs on April 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

    apparently i am ‘following’ ur blog..but nt receiving any updates…wonder what i’m doing wrong…Pallavi

    • samiasingh on April 10, 2012 at 7:56 am

      sorry about that, let me check. meanwhile please see your spam folder

  17. samiasingh on April 13, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Okay, did you reply to the confirmation link that wordpress sent you? After you click follow you get a mail that you are supposed to confirm. Because I don’t have you on the email followers list. Sorry for the trouble – wordpress has its rules which i cant do nothing about.
    PS: That ring I bought from you is the best, i wear it everyday.

  18. Rio Aubry Taylor on April 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Hi, digging your blog and your work.

  19. samiasingh on April 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks Rio. Good stuff. Tabe and Jetty look like fun! We should do an art exchange.

  20. Mohit Srivastava on August 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Hi samia,
    found your blog accidentally when I saw my name in there. Glad that happened.
    Love your illustrations and posters. Refreshing and fascinating. thumbs up!!

    • samiasingh on August 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Thankyou Mohit,
      Nice watercolours you got there. I’m soon going to strat on them again! Thanks for stopping by.

  21. dipti on September 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I am absolute fan of your work and have kept several cut outs from Tehelka issues! Do you make any prints of some of your sketches for sale? I would like to get some of your art. Keep up the passion and sketching…

    • samiasingh on September 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Why thankyou Dipti for your kind words and interest. Yes I do have illustrations and posters up for sale. Any particular ones you are interested in? You can send me a link or a picture of the ones you have in mind to and we can take it from there.

    • samiasingh on October 31, 2012 at 10:48 am
  22. Lisa Brancatisano on December 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Samia,

    Beautiful work! Hope to meet you when you come to Florence!


    Lisa B.

  23. samiasingh on March 20, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Ciao Lisa,
    Grazie Mille. Hope to see you soon!

  24. raktim on March 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    U r really gud a what u do. Killer works 🙂

  25. samiasingh on April 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Thankyou Raktim!

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