A Master of Science from the London School of Economics with a degree in Economics, I never thought of selling my work. It was just for me that I used to create, much at the annoyance of friends and family... Read More
A Master of Science from the London School of Economics with a degree in Economics, I never thought of selling my work. It was just for me that I used to create, much at the annoyance of friends and family who always insisted I have exhibitions and offer my pieces for sale. But the very idea of commoditizing my passion seemed almost blasphemous to me. However, after having been in the business of advertising, branding & banking, my soul, my inner being was becoming jaded and empty as I was battling to find time to do what I love best – to paint. Therefore, after much deliberation, the decision to enter the business of art was taken with the belief that ‘one never works a day in their life when they love what they do.’ I have been painting for about 15 years now but my inherent love for art has been with me since I can remember. Having been born in Hong Kong and travelling the world over since an early age, I have always been aware and heavily influenced by colours associated with different cultures. I paint emotionally driven pieces straight from the heart. My work is inspired by social environments and have an underlying universal theme of survival, often portrayed by the use of bodies, birds & flowers. I find we are all creatures of habit, trying to do the best we can to find peace in the face of sacrifices & externalities that we don’t have control over. I use strong strokes and colours for layers and textures but my unique selling point tends to me my compositions. My all-time favourite artists include Picasso, Kahlo, Matisse and Naqsh.Power, passion, raw & free is what I hope my audience to feel while viewing my work as this is the energy I work with. I have lived in England for half my life and now am residing in Pakistan, a land full of natural beauty that has to be experienced to be believed.