Baljit Balrow

Artist & Creative Mentor

About Me

Artist and Creative Mentor of 20 years.

About Me

I have been practicing as a professional Artist for over 20 years. I studied Foundation studies in Art and Design and a Degree in Visual Art.

10 years as a creative Mentor to Students and an Arts Awards Adviser Trinity College London.

My work has been influenced by a wide range of interests in music, fashion, cinematography, interior design and nature.

What I Do

I admire those who can articulate words to allow someone to visualise their imagination. For me, it is the language of colour and markings which allow me to do the same.

I challenge the relationship between colours to describe an atmosphere, a story or an intense feeling. I overlap paints, scrape through to reveal another pigment or place colours beside each other. Sometimes I strip pigments until they are barely there, I challenge viscosity and I layer a single colour until it injects you with its luminosity.

Nothing is planned but everything is done deliberately until the feeling I want to convey on that canvas has been reached.

The Studio

photo of studio

Giclee Prints available to order

Giclee Prints available to order

Biography & Exhibitions

  • Arts Awards Adviser Training (Bronze and Silver), Trinity College London
  • Northampton University (Nene College)
  • Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, Kent
  • Museum of Kent Life Cobtree, Maidstone. Open Studio
  • Future Creative Practitioner- workshops for schools and Creative Prof Dev
  • Individual creative mentoring for adults and students.
  • Museum of Kent Life, creative workshops for schools, ages 4-16 years
  • Kent Painters Show, Sevenoaks
  • The Mall Gallery, London, Society of Women Artists SWA
  • Benenden Art show
  • Cranbrook Art Show
  • Somerset Maugham Gallery, Horsebridge, Whitstable
  • Small Hythe Studios - Poetry and Nature
  • Somerset Maugham Gallery, Horsebridge, Whitstable
  • Gatwick South Terminal-BBC South East Diamond Jubilee Photo Mosaic
  • Turner Margate- BBC South East Diamond Jubilee Photo Mosaic
  • Eastbourne Gallery – BBC South East Diamond Jubilee Photo Mosaic
  • Liberty Gallery, West Malling, Kent
  • NPG, National Portrait Gallery, London 'Look at Me'
  • Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
  • Museum of Kent Life Cobtree, Maidstone
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
  • National Portrait Gallery, London (Self Portrait UK/ Channel 4)
  • National Museum &Gallery, Cardiff
  • Barnet Theatre
  • Piccadilly Tube Station, London with 'Platform Art'
  • Bharatiya Bhavan Gallery, W Kensington, London
  • 'Message to India' Six month touring Exhibition with The British Council and Derby University
  • Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 'Self assembly Exhibition'
  • the City Gallery' Leicester, Self Assembly Exhibition
  • Pure Gallery, London 'East Up' Group Exhibition
  • De Montfort University, Leicester, Work used as the subject of discussion by Gen Doy, a lecturer
  • One Gallery, Brick Lane, London.
  • Hammersmith Apollo 'Indian Bollywood Convention', London
  • 'the City Gallery' Leicester, 24 month touring exhibition
  • De Montfort Hall, Leicester
  • West End Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester
  • Nepher Hall, Leicester
  • Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester
  • Manor House Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester
  • Saffron Resource Centre, Leicester
  • Cochrane Theatre, London, 'Ex-centric' A conference/exhibition on the survival of cultural identity politics in the Visual Arts of the 90's
  • Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, Spring Show 98
  • Duke Street Gallery, Northampton- set up and exhibited at Artist Run Gallery
  • Grosvenor Centre, Northampton Spring Show 97
  • 'Channel 4 Book'
  • The Guardian 'The Guide' article 'Art is Black' Culturally Diverse Artists
  • The Guardian Newspaper,in assoc with Decibel'Reinventing Britain', front Cover
  • Channel 4, Self Portrait UK.Interview: Cultural Diversity in Britain.
  • BBC Asian Network, Biographic interview: A British Asian Artist
  • Carlton Television short feature biographic interview of solo show at ‘ the City Gallery’ Leicester.
  • 'Make', Women's Art magazine, Front Cover, Portrait with Union Jack'

Get In Touch

Say Hello


01580 291566

07773 981903

Where to meet
Rose Cottage Studio