Arpita Choudhury has been creating art professionally since 2015 and works under the handle Fern Spike Art. Her former career and studies in marine biology and environmental science play a large part in her illustration work. Nature is a major influence in Arpita's work. She primarily works digitally and occasionally uses other mediums (gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil). She likes to layer textures into her illustrations to give them a painterly feel. Her work is playful with a nod towards storytelling. She lives in Longmont, CO with her husband, daughter, and two spoiled cats.