Veeda Ahmed initially trained as a painter and sculptor at the Department of Fine Arts, University of the Punjab, Lahore. She then went on to study at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. Upon her return to Pakistan she exhibited in numerous group shows before moving to London in 1990 where she is presently based. She held her first solo exhibition at the Barbican in 1994 and another solo at the Chawkandi Gallery in Karachi in 2000. She joined The Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London and completed her Doctorate in 2013, the title of her practice based PhD being “Drawing on Tradition: The recognition and relevance of the elements of Persian, Mughal and Pahari drawing and painting in the contemporary art practice of Indo-Pakistan”. She is a member of the Chelsea Art Society, London and The Islamic Manuscript Association (TIMA) in Cambridge.