Beji Jaison is a paediatrician by profession and poet in every other sense. She breathes poetry. She writes poems and short fiction in Hindi and English. Painting is another medium for her poetry. Where words don’t come to aid, she chooses colours. As a child she would experiment with water colours, oil paints and sketching. In the busy life that she leads now, it was the ipad in her hand bag which fulfilled the need of a canvas. It has been five years she has been doing digital painting. She avidly paints on her I pad with her fingers. Pursuing her passion between time slots and appointments. More than any technique, her paintings are driven by the intense desire to translate her emotion. It was in this endeavour that she went on to publish her work “Soul Graffiti- a book of painted poetry”. It is a treat to the eyes and soul to go through it where words are kept side by side paintings.
Born in the Indian state of Rajasthan into an ordinary middle class family hailing from Kerala, another state in southern India, Beji’s perceptions and sensitivities retain the effect of her upbringing and also reveal impressions of varying cultures, religions, languages and experiences while growing up. Always on the move, she never really settled in any place. However, places and people seem to tug at her soul.
Her love and special bondage with children drove Beji to become a paediatrician. The artist currently lives with her husband Jaison, son Joel and daughter Catherine in the western state of Gujarat, India.
Beji says, “Life is about passionately and creatively expressing your ‘self’.”