Hemali comes from an unlikely background of computer programming with graduation in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai. Her creative inclinations lead her to pursue post graduation in Animation Design from IDC, IIT Bombay. Exposure to the paintings of classical masters there inspired her to travel to Italy to study classical realism at Ateliers in Florence. After her enriching stint abroad, she traveled to study classical art for a semester at Grand Central Atelier in New York. Her training and journeys have broadened her understanding of life, art and cultures. She loves to travel, meet new people and collaborate with them to infuse their distinct cultural heritage in her Art.

She was one of the painter-animator for ‘Loving Vincent’ animation film by BreakThru Studios. The film gave her an opportunity to blend her interests of oil painting and stop-motion animation. She lived in Gdansk, Poland for about six months in 2016, contributing to this fully hand-painted feature length Animation film.


Atelier education (classical realist art) in Florence, Italy:

  • Angel Academy of Art (Sept-Dec 2013)
  • Russian Academy of Art, Florence (Jan-Jun 2014)

Master of Design(M.Des) in Animation (2009-2011) from IDC, IIT Bombay.

Bachelor in Computer Engineering (2002-2006) from K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai.