Does Shilo Shiv Suleman drink alcohol?: Yes Shilo Shiv Sulemans Instagram.Does Shilo Shiv Suleman smoke?: No. Not only did Suleman quit smoking herself, but she also made her mother quit. Bangalore Mirror.Shilo Shiv Suleman is an Indian visual artist whose art embraces illustrations and installations. Her contemporary art exhibits magical realism, a realistic view of the modern world with a mix of magical elements.When Suleman was thirteen years old, her father went to China for a business trip and never returned. Thereafter, her mother solely raised her two children, meanwhile pursuing her career as an artist. While talking about those days, in her TEDx talk, Suleman said, Art became both, the financial and the emotional, backbone of our family. Thereafter, Shilo and her mother, Nilofer Suleman, took to art to sustainably manage the family. Childhood picture of Shilo Shiv Suleman with her brother and mother.Nilofer Suleman was a psychology student, who pursued fine arts and became a lithographer.Born to an artist mother, Suleman was intrigued by art since childhood. Suleman was allowed to paint on walls or whatever surface she liked as her mother encouraged relentless creativity. When she was 12, her mother decided to learn Cartography, the study and practice of making maps. Suleman used to spend hours watching her mother struggling to paint rivers and mountains with her fingers, which became a gateway into her imagination full of pirates and shipwrecks.Later, both, Suleman and her mother, joined the Valley School, Suleman as a student and her mother as a teacher.While studying at Valley School, located on a 120 acres campus to the south of Bengaluru, Sulemans interest in art was brewed by the picturesque views that fringed the school. In an interview, while talking about her school days, she said, That aside, I also studied in Valley School- a hundred and something acres of wild sprawling land. And all I did was wonder-wander-wide-eyed at all the trees and paint. During her school days, she also tried her hand at poetry and photography.She started following her wanderlust instincts at the age of thirteen when she travelled from Bengaluru to Goa alone. In an interview, while describing the incident she said, I was 13 when I first got on a bus and took off to Goa alone and I dont think that journey has ended yet..In 2009, she co-illustrated the childrens book titled Pampasutra by Arshia Sattar; the mythological book is about the river goddess of Hampi. Cover of the book Pampasutra by Shilo Shiv Suleman.