Olivia Fraser received a Master’s in Modern Languages from Oxford, and then studied art for a year at the Wimbledon Art College in London. She moved to India in 1989 and learnt the traditional Indian miniature painting technique under Jaipur and Delhi masters. Following in the footsteps of her ancestor, James Baillie Fraser who painted India, its monuments and landscape in the early 1800s, Olivia has been painting the architecture of India and its people. In the interesting mix of East and West in her techniques as well as ideas, Olivia has successfully evolved her own visual language. There are pen and ink drawings and watercolour works as well as paintings on wasli in mineral and vegetable pigments that she grinds herself. Her gem-like colours, in miniature brushwork, create decorative and burnished surfaces. The influence of Nathdwara Pichhwai paintings is evident in her more recent paintings that convey the essence of Rajasthani tradition. The playful depiction of Krishna and other tantric renderings, inspired by Indian mythology, by this Scottish Catholic artist are marked for their meditative and calm undertones. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Delhi, London, Nepal and other metros and is part of collections in India, the UK and the US. She has also illustrated her husband, William Dalrymple’s books, including City of Djinns. She has written and illustrated Made in India, a children’s book published by Pratham. She teaches a bi-annual miniature painting course in Jaipur. Olivia divides her time between Delhi and London.