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Shalini describes herself as a ‘Creative Experimentalist.’

'For me creativity is a journey of experimentation and exploration. The process is as important as the end result.'

Graphic Designer /
Jewellery Designer / 

HUTKE is the creation of designer and artist Shalini Bharadwaj. Being interested in art and design from an early age, Shalini studied Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University where she won numerous national design awards including the prestigious D&AD (British Design and Art Direction) Award and the Society of Typographic Designers Award and graduated with a First Class Honours degree. After a successful career in online design, having worked with many leading London Digital Design Studios, Shalini now pursues various creative endeavours out of her West London Studio - HUTKE being one of them. 


Shalini describes herself as a ‘Creative Experimentalist.’ She says, ‘For me creativity is a journey of experimentation and exploration. The process is as important as the end result. Whether it’s painting, digital design or jewellery making, I rarely start with a preconceived idea. I like to see where the material and momentum take me.' 



All jewellery in the HUTKE collection is designed by Shalini in meticulous detail and many of the statement pieces are handcrafted by her in her West London studio. All other pieces are made to her designs and specifications by a family of generational artisans in Jaipur – India. Fair trade traditional practices, women empowerment and sustainable small batch production are very important to Shalini. Most pieces are made in limited edition many being one of a kind. All packaging used is recyclable. Shalini is currently involved in developing a project to enable the use of recycled metals in jewellery, upcycling old jewellery components and resetting used natural gemstones.



Shalini is a keen acrylic, mixed media and digital design artist and often combines different techniques to create visual layering effects in her work.


Talking about her art work Shalini says,

‘Talking about her painting technique Shalini says, ‘As a contemporary artist, I enjoy still life, figurative, abstract landscape work and stylised portraiture. I like working in high contrast of light and shade, creating areas of luminescence against deep shadow. I use a mix of acrylic paint, liquid charcoal, graphite pencil and high pigment inks to create textural and visual layering in my paintings.

When people engage with art that resonates with their own memories and experiences, it can lead to a rich tapestry of emotions and responses. With my paintings, I try to tap into shared cultural and personal associations, may it be memories of travel, childhood nostalgia, transient notions of the passage of time, ephemera or identity. I like to weave intriguing visual stories with enough margin for personal interpretation which allows for a wide range of empathy and connection.' 

Shalini’s work is primarily inspired by childhood nostalgia. Having spent her childhood in India, she explores memories of people, places, objects and travel in her work. 


Shalini has participated in various solo and group art exhibitions in the UK and abroad and her paintings are in many private collections internationally. Shalini's painting 'Take a Pause' was recently selected by The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) to be featured in their Bicentennial Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London in March 2023. Shalini will be exhibiting, for a second year running, at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Heath 8-12 May 2024.


Shalini takes commissions for fine art, digital design and jewellery design projects. 






Shalini Bharadwaj - Art House Galleries profile

Shalini Bharadwaj - Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) profile

Shalini Bharadwaj - Harrow Open Studio (HOS) profile

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