Jeroo is a Parsee from Mumbai, India. She has been an artist throughout her life, constantly exploring different themes and medium.

 

Jeroo has led a varied career, from magazine design to writing and illustrating children’s books. During the 1980’s and 1990’s she took the unprecedented step of establishing herself as one of the first female building contractors in the UK.

 

In 2000, Jeroo embarked on prolific period of painting, her subject – The violence, oppression and exploitation of women and children.

Her work was exhibited at a number of galleries and in 2004, her exhibition ‘What Honour, Whose Honour’ was brought to the public eye by the BBC in an article entitled ‘Prick the viewers’ nerves’.

 

In her words, the subject 'chose her' and over the past decade, she has exhibited her work in support of a number of charities and organisations including Amnesty International, IKWRO and New Scotland Yard.

 

In 2014 her work was exhibited at the UK Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, and in 2015 in Oxford, to support Oxford Against Cutting.

 

Jeroo lives in North London, where she has one son, many birds to feed and time to explore her new-found art form, Rug Hooking.

 

jeroo.roy@btinternet.com