Sindhu Nagaraju is a Dot Mandala artist, born and raised in southern India, and now based in Cambridge Ontario. Working on and completing her masters in Management Science from the University of Waterloo in 2014 meant her art was on the back burner. However, in 2018, Sindhu began her full-time art journey when a family tragedy compelled her to find healing in her innate creativity. The repetitious and meditative process of applying paint, dot by dot, helps explore self-expression, develop coping skills, bring calmness, and most importantly, practice mindfulness. Inspired by her life-long connection with nature, Sindhu drew on her cultural background and her new experience of fall colors and snowy winters to develop her own style.