This artwork is an elaborate reimagining of the decadent set of the Bollywood film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela—a pivotal film in the artist’s life. While delving into the traditional haveli architecture of India, this piece celebrates the boldness, tenacity and spirit of South Asian women by way of the spaces they inhabit. A personification of Leela herself, Leela’s Bedroom is a dramatic rendering of the woman and is a true amalgamation of digital illustration, historical research and interior design.

Brampton based illustrator and designer, Sabbie Narwal, has been honing her skills as a digital artist for the past several years. Originally an interior design graduate, Sabbie melded her skills as a designer with her lifelong experience as an artist, bringing about a dynamic union of her two greatest passions.

Sabbie’s use of immersive, detail-rich interior illustrations challenge the conventions of still life as commonplace objects are celebrated and elevated into storytellers. Full of creature comforts and details that evoke elusive emotions and histories, these interior illustrations offer a visual resting spot for one’s soul.