My mama's name was Golnar; it literally translates into "fire flower" in Persian, otherwise known as a pomegranate flower. That beautiful fruit filled with sweet rubies has always reminded me of her every since I can remember, & when she passed away I always took it as a good omen of wonderful things to come when I would come across them. You can imagine my surprise when I realized that the floors of my new home in Barcelona were tiled with pomegranates & flowers when I first moved in. This painting was inspired by her creative & optimistic spirit of adventure. I hope that you too will always see those sweet blossoms throughout your own life...This painting is available FOR SALE, all inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
There is nothing like a child marveling at the magic of something so simple, so ethereal & beautiful. The really rare & precious thing is to find adults who retain this sense of wonderment until older age despite all the dark days they might experience in life...I have been looking to the colour field painters such as Mark Rothko & Leon Berkowitz a great deal lately for a certain softness in capturing moods...This painting is
available for sale SOLD.
Friday, October 14, 2016
I admit, I never thought that the beloved King of Thailand would pass away the day that I would release a painting depicting his royal barge. Thailand is a special land for me, one where I traveled to while still in utero with my mama. Years later I would take my own baby in utero to travel it's gorgeous waters & land. There are only a few secret spots in the world where the coral is still bright & glowing, where humans have not yet fully desecrated nature's diverse & majestic beauty...My biggest fear is that my own child will grow up to see their full extinction...
This painting is available for sale, please inquire at shirinsahba @gmail.com.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This is the day & age to celebrate the men in our lives who have decided to go against the grain of society & be ever-present in the lives of their families, often sacrificing everything for quality time...These are the men that will redefine true masculinity & will help raise the children of the future in a beautiful world wherein the equality of men & women will no longer just be a dream, but will become a reality. Inspired by the vivid & surreal colours of North Africa...This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
It's a unique kind of love that appreciates cacti more than the standard bouquet of roses...After my summer spent in the cactus gardens of Barcelona as well the surreal desert of Arizona, I felt I needed to explore my love of succulents & cacti further...In Arizona I especially fell under the spell of the Opuntia macrocentra, a particularly gorgeous specimen of prickly pear cactus that happens to be lavender in colour!
This painting is on a circular stretcher canvas that is 31.5" in diameter, & is available
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
This swimmer dives into clear translucent water with barely a splash...Having spent most of my summer weekends on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea this summer, I've been basking in the beauty of the glittering turquoise blue waters & colourful array of people lounging under their bright umbrellas.
This painting is 31.5" (80 cm) in diameter canvas stretcher (handmade by local artisanal carpenters here in Barcelona, using only the highest quality materials). All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.