Meet the Talented Artists behind Our Stunning Jigsaw Puzzles
Born and raised in India, Sadhvi Konchada is a product designer and freelance illustrator currently living in San Francisco. She moved to the United States in 2014 for a Masters degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. A wanderer at heart, she’s always seeking, creating and painting stories. Her art mostly portrays women, wilderness and wonder. She believes that inspiration can be found anywhere - the avocado in your kitchen, a phone call with your childhood friend or the smell of rain. The use of soft and warm tones, with splashes of bright colors, detailed patterns and vintage textures define her style. Though she loves experimenting with new materials, her preferred choice of creating is digital. Her art evokes a sense of joy, freedom and adventure - a feeling she hopes to instill in the viewers.
Born and raised on the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Roma Osowo has been a professional Abstract Artist for the past three years.
Roma’s work exists between her love and use of the rich and vibrant colors represented in her West Indian heritage, and the expression of joy she aspires to evoke, as a result of her deeply rooted faith.
Roma now lives and creates in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
Meera Lee Patel
Meera Lee Patel is self-taught artist and writer who believes that anything is possible. She is the author of My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown (TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House) a beautiful meditation on fear and how it can help us become who we really are--if we let it.
She is also the author of three journals with TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House: Create Your Own Calm, a journal for quieting anxiety which encourages self-acceptance for quelling anxiety and stress. Made Out of Stars, a journal for self-realization that encourages the belief that we are already whole. Start Where You Are is a journal for self-exploration that is designed to help others understand that the answers they are seeking are contained within themselves.
She is currently a core contributor at Uppercase Magazine, where she creates visual essays about the intersection of creativity and mental health.
Meenal Patel is an artist, illustrator, and children's book author who hopes to bring joy, connection, and a sense of belonging to people through her colorful art.
She is inspired by moments of childhood wonder, strong women, textures in nature, and her Indian-American heritage. She believes that all people should have the opportunity to see themselves reflected in art, and that it’s critical for people to see experiences that are different from their own to build understanding, empathy, and a wider worldview.
She loves reading to her nieces, collecting plant inspiration, baking birthday cakes, and hiking in the beautiful outdoor spaces of California. She grew up in Minnesota and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and sweet dog. Learn more at meenalpatelstudio.com.
Juliana is a native of Savannah, Georgia. She experienced much of her childhood in the downtown historic Savannah district. She eventually graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017, with a degree in fibers. During her time at SCAD, she explored both pattern development and material exploration through large scale installation work. Throughout her life, she has always been passionate about color, and how it could be explored through methods such as pattern, installation fine art, and now, finger painting. Her unique method of finger painting is both childlike, and expressive. She believes that there lies a sense of freedom when you leave the brush behind. Juliana finds that finger painting brings about unique shapes and texture that a brush would not lend itself to. Whatever she is creating, it is important that the audience gains a feeling of joy when viewing Juliana’s work. Joy is a key element throughout all of her work. She expresses that through color, shape, and scale. Juliana currently works on large scale paintings and murals. Her paintings are colorful, abstract, organic, and adventurous.
I’m Saara Söderlund – a freelance illustrator and a friend of birds from Finland. I’ve been drawing and painting my whole life, but despite this I had no idea it would someday become my career. I went to an art school to study graphic design and kind of forgot about painting for years while I worked as a freelance graphic designer mostly in book publishing field. At some point I started missing painting so I picked it up again and it brought me so much joy I haven’t stopped since – it was clear that it was the path I wanted to follow. I paint my illustrations mainly with gouache, sometimes mixing colored pencil or digital tools into the process. My paintings are rich in detail and often focus on my love of nature and themes of cherishing the nature around us. I also find inspiration from the everyday and very ordinary moments that seem insignificant but are somehow unintentionally precious. My illustrations can be seen for example in books, magazines and paper products.