Akash Bhatt was born in Leicester and studied at Loughborough College of Art, the University of Westminster and St Martin's School of Art.
He says of his practice, 'My interest lies in people and their habitats. I have often travelled extensively searching for new projects; however I am equally comfortable gathering inspiration from in and around where I live. I work mainly from direct observation. I draw and paint when out on the streets gathering information in sketchbooks and on large sheets of paper. This is then brought back to my studio where I consider what will or will not be used. I use all forms of media and work on many different pieces at a time.'