Santhya Shenbagam Radhakrishnan is a self-taught illustrator, who was born and raised in a small village in Tamilnadu, India. Santhya has been drawingsince she was a child, drawing on whatever paper or medium she could find. Despite this strong connection to art, Santhya originally pursued a career in Engineering, for 6 years. While reading children’s books to her daughter she fell in love with the artwork in these stories and found her connection to art again. She loves the freedom of expressing oneself and creating worlds through art. Santhya relentlessly pursued her passion for illustration and has been working on illustrating and designing children’s books for the past 4 years. She loves learning and exploring new techniques in her work, and uses a mix of traditional and digital mediums. Santhya currently lives in the UK with her husband, daughter, and their sweet dog, Brownie.