Calla is a Kiwi-Asian, born in New Zealand and raised by parents of Chinese descent. Since graduating from AUT University with a Bachelor of Visual arts, she has exhibited at several galleries, including Jhana Millers Gallery, New Zealand Art Show, and Franklin Arts Festival.
As an emerging artist Calla is exploring impressions, the soft signals created by flickering light, subtle shifts of colour, and the feelings of being immersed in nature. Her oil paintings are inspired by the photographs she has taken from her parents' farm in Bombay. In her spare time, Calla enjoys creating digital drawings on her iPad and making cards for her friends. When she is not creating art, Calla is helping the younger generation express themselves through creating art as a secondary school teacher.