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

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 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Darjeeling Tea Time

At sunset, these ladies have found themselves yet again immersed in their daily ritual; discussing the small insignificant excitements of their everyday lives over a fresh cup of tea...Try not to forget the biscuits next time darling! 

The ground consists of delicate foliage in various shades of red, the sky melts from a soft cool grey into a subtle magenta. Inspired by India in all it's natural splendor. 

This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. SOLD.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tangerine Seller of Tangier

A young man has sold an elegant lady some fragrant tangerines on his way to the market...The sky is a malachite hue & texture today, & the ground glows with a pattern of mint green leaves against various shades of rose & soft magenta. Inspired by the colours, beauty & patterns of Morocco & North African art.
This painting is diamond shaped & measures 30" x 30" & is available FOR SALE. Please don't hesitate to inquire at shirinsahba

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mama, we miss you.

You know how you can smell your mamas hair when you hug her? Or how you'll do any silly impression; even fake tap dance like Fred Astaire to make her laugh? I remember. Motherhood has arrived for me, but where oh where is my mama? How many times I've wanted to call her & ask her questions. How many times I've imagined her snuggling my baby & telling me to treasure these fleeting days. & I do. Because I know she would. Happy Birthday mama! 
*This is a photo my papa took of her in Kashmir, India, on a boat filled with flowers. I still imagine her drifting on this fragrant boat sometimes.