Baroness of Bhil Art - Bhuri Bai

Bhuri Bai is a contemporary artist, muralist, and illustrator, known primarily for her Bhil art. She was scouted by J Swaminathan, while working as a construction laborer.

Bhuri Bai was the first artist from the Bhil tribe to have picked paper as her canvas.  Her expertise lay in the vibrant multi-coloured dots; elongated forms, bordering on the surreal; and coiling & serpentine patterns.

She creates traditional Bhil paintings, narrating mythological tales, rural life, and anthropomorphic animals. She has also introduced smartphones, cars, and aeroplanes in her paintings,.

Bhuri Bai paintings are a window to her hometown, describing the flora, fauna, Bhil culture, their deities, ornaments, and festivals.