By Samira Ahmed and Humayra Kabir
The Story of the Artist Rana Begum
When young Rana moves to London from a small village in Bangladesh, she has to get used to a new life. With no other way to communicate than with her colouring pencils, Rana takes to drawing to express herself. She finds her voice through her art – and a whole new world. This is the story of how Rana Begum became an artist, captivating the world with her fascinating play of colour, light and form. Deshis Create series – Let’s explore the lives of celebrated artists of Bangladeshi heritage shaping the creative world.