Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Saffron Summer

​Her robin's egg blue sari is flying in the wind as she rides alongside her companion. Their wheels carry them through fields bursting with the fragrance of summer, hues of saffron, and a million delicate blossoms reminiscent of antique Chinese carpets. 

This painting measures 31.5" in diameter. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Boat to Bali

In search of bright new adventure...These two are drifting through waters rich & teeming with glimmering, multi-coloured fish, coral, starfish & eels...On my travels through Bali & it's beautiful surrounding islands, I was very taken by the traditional art of batik, with all of it's intricate, vivid patterns & motifs. 
This painting measures 30" x 30" & is available for sale SOLD

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bali Holiday

 Sorry for the silence over here on the blog. We've been exploring in & around Bali, for the cold month of February, & now I've returned to the studio & back in the swing of things. It was something of a dream to go to a place where so many talented artists reside & so much beauty exists...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Her Mind Runs Wild as Horses



This is a painting I've been wanting to paint for a long time; the kind of imagery that lingers in my dreams. A multitude of wild horses sweep through a meadow, accompanied by a few elegant warrior equestrians in all their elegant royal attire. Each horse is unique & with it's own personality, based on various Mughal Empire paintings I've studied over the years. I've always been riveted by miniatures of horsemen galloping, trotting & tumbling through fields, battles & elaborate ​royal processions.  This painting measures 30" x 30" & available for sale SOLD.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Orange Tree & Bluebirds

 A feeling I remember so well of childhood in the Mediterranean: savoring a precious moment to smell the sweet fragrance of an orange, & then suddenly....Why hello little birds!
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE SOLD.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gelato with Mama!


Ice-cream tastes even better when the company you keep is so sweet on this hot African day. The pattern in the ground is inspired by the intricate beadwork at the Masai Market in Nairobi, Kenya, with all of its sunny yellows, oranges, reds & blues. The sky melts into gelato shades of lemon & peach.  
This painting measures 30" x 30" & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cherry Blossom China


My years spent in Beijing have unveiled little glimmerings of an old China; one in which grandeur & miniature details were given equal attention. Inspired by traditional Chinese inlaid lacquer art & old imperial painted scrolls. The ground consists of blossoms in a mother-of-pearl-like iridescent pattern. The sky is illuminated in sunset hues of peach to glowing red. 
This painting measures at 31.5" in diameter (circular shape) & is available FOR SALE. SOLD