Nishima Kaplan was born in 1969 to parents who had recently immigrated from England and India. Nishima graduated from Penn in 1992 with degrees in Russian studies and Multinational Management from the Wharton School of business. Yet she continued to search for her life's work. Nishima Kaplan soon discovered that her deepest passion and destiny was to be an artist. She continued to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art for three years, receiving a classical training in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting.
In 1998, Nishima Kaplan designed and painted my first ketubah as a wedding gift for friends. Since then she has created hundreds of Hand-Made and Limited Edition ketubahs.