Her first works were mainly realistic watercolors. But gradually, she introduced acrylics and oils to create layered effects experimenting with techniques and textures. Her styles and subjects have evolved over the years and now include contemporary style, but which still reveal the African trait. Her portfolio now includes wildlife and local street scenes. Details and color still remain hallmarks of her creations.
Kenyan-born artist Avni embarked on an art career after her “O” Levels at Studio Xenium under the tutelage of Keith Harrington who inspired her to paint East African coastal scenes. She was drawn to the old historical structures and felt to document them before they gave way to the new resulting in exhibitions. Titled “Mombasa Old Town”, “Opening Doors to Lamu”, “Scenes of Kenya”, and “Shifting Panoramas”. After her first solo exhibition, she attained a Teachers Training Diploma in Art Education from Sir J.J.School of Art in Mumbai. She has also worked with world-renowned architectural mosaic artist Jim Anderson on broken tile mosaics. Which are displayed at local hospitals and one at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. She has had many solo and group exhibitions in Kenya and Germany and worked on commissions.
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