An upcoming Indian artist based in Dubai - Yamini Maria has definitely created a name for herself in the Dubai art scene. Her flair for bringing inanimate objects to life with her ingenious strokes cannot go unnoticed. Hailing from the beautiful town of Kanyakumari , the southern most tip of India, the oceans seem to be her muse and nature in general inspires her. Yamini is an electronics and communication engineer. She decided to follow her dreams and learned Oil painting at the Abu Dhabi cultural exhibition where her work was selected for exhibition. She has been associated with Dubai International Art Centre and exhibited her work. Currently she is a part of International Watercolor Society (IWS) UAE and one third place in the National Watercolor Competition. Her work was exhibited in the International Watercolor Exhibition in Budapest. She has participated in Fabriano watercolor and exhibitions and her work was dispalyed in Fabriano,Italy. She displayed her work in World Art Dubai . Currently one of her works is part of a four country travelling watercolor exhibition, travelling over Brazil, Italy , UAE and India. Skilled in a variety of mediums - oil painting, watercolor, pastels and charcoal, to name a few; her works show a great deal of versatility. Through her career she has explored different styles : her forte remains expressive realism .