For Ratna Rege Moriniaux, painting has always been a passion.
After a degree in Applied Arts from the J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, she worked for some years as an Art Director in an advertising firm.
Ratna moved to France after her marriage where she was heading an art workshop for a long period in a centre for mentally handicapped people. Since a few years she has been working as a freelance illustrator/painter, regularly participating in exhibitions & art fairs & conducting workshops for kids.
She has illustrated a few childrens books in India & France, and is always on the look-out for interesting projects.
Diya lives in a village in the Sunderbans and comes face to face with some of its most dreaded creatures.