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Hi! I am Menka Desai, an Architect/Artist and the face behind Mantis Shrimp Monocles. After staying in New York for three years, I now live in Mumbai, India with my amazing husband, David.


New York is the place where I really learned about alcohol inks and it opened up a whole new avenue for me as an Artist. I have been painting since the time I can remember but only recently have I started selling them  (and for the first time on such a big and competitive platform).


I love a good composition on everything - whether on paper, in spaces or in imagination. I look forward to this exciting journey and hope my artwork will bring as much joy to you as it has brought me while creating it.