Arpita Choudhury is a self-taught artist and illustrator. She pursued a career in marine biology until a few years ago when she made the leap to art. She works under the handle Fern Spike Art.
Given her former profession, nature is a major influence in her work. She primarily works digitally but does use other mediums (gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil) from time to time. She likes to layer textures into her illustrations to give them a painterly feel. Her work is playful with a nod towards storytelling.
She lives in Longmont, CO with her husband, daughter, and two spoiled cats.