Sheila Makhijani was born in New Delhi, India and was educated at College of Art, Delhi from where she also completed her postgraduate degree. In 1993 she studied in Japan at Kanazawa Bijutsu Kogei Daigaku in Kanazawa, Japan.
Sheila Makhijani executes meticulously with gouache and employs a flirtatious nature of line to reveal the intimate and tactile relationship between paint and paper. Makhijani’s paintings carve out a fantastical imaginary world in a swath of whiteness, barely perceptible in some cases from just a few feet away, but reveal their grandeur and beauty on more intimate inspection. Her works have been exhibited frequently in Holland, India and Australia.