Friday, November 10, 2017

Adoration & The Olive Trees

A mama & child are enjoying the fresh sweet air of the orchard as another child plays in the tree nearby; watching nature through binoculars. I have always been captivated by the magic of olive trees in all their beauty. There are corners of the Mediterranean where the orchards are seemingly untouched for centuries.
This painting is painted on a 31.5" (80 cm) in diameter handmade stretcher canvas made by artisans here in Barcelona, & is available FOR SALE. All inquires are welcome at shirinsahba

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


This budding astronaut is letting her imagination soar as she explores new worlds...A tribute to the child girl, a subject that has been on my mind in following the news all over the world; from child marriages, to genocide, to real life accounts of daily harassment & struggle, I look forward to the day when we can let her just be a child...Also an hommage to Joan Miró, one of my favorite artists since childhood.. 
This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries welcome at shirinsahba

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Within You Without You

Another birthday of yours has arrived mama. I can't help think of what it would have been to have a mama around to help with all the things that only you could help with. I find myself drowning in questions hanging about the air of life without you around to impart your wisdom. Miró always asks about you as if keenly aware that you have just left & wasn't there to see you go...But one beautiful gift this has given me is to seek you out in all the amazing women there are in this colourful world. I have so many interesting new friends because of you, each one cares in different ways, each one loves your grandson in their own way, & together this sea of beautiful women can maybe just maybe fill the magnificent gigantic vacant hole of your physical singular presence.
*A photo of you pregnant with your beloved firstborn. I've always loved this photo of you. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Colours of Menorca

She looks out from her rooftop with her loyal friend by her side atop a typical Menorcan house, basking in the pastels that are aglow in the sunset. Inspired by summer days spent in this jewel of an island & it's incredible skies.
This painting is 31.5" in diameter on a handmade stretcher canvas & is available FOR SALE. ll inquiries are most welcome at shirinsahba!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lost in The Olive Grove

Meandering through the fragrant olive groves of the Mediterranean was one of my favorite pass times as a child. When olive season would come around I would watch with curiosity as the older folks came batting the olives off the trees with sticks & gathering them in baskets. This painting is an homage to André Derain & the Fauvists with all their marvelous use of blues & reds.
This painting is acrylic on a 30" x 30" handmade stretcher canvas & is available SOLD.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Conversations with a Peacock

​Some subjects are better left to the discretion of a fine winged companion...A direct nod to the Mughal Empire miniatures with their delicate finery & royal portraits. Beneath the opalescent sky, you will find hidden some jewel-like tropical parrots peeking out from between intricately detailed banana leaves. This painting is a 31.5" circular painting on a handmade stretcher canvas & is available FOR SALE. Please inquire at shirinsahba

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Head in The Clouds

His feet are planted firmly on the ground, but oblivious to this earthly life with his head in the clouds...The ground is abloom with pink cacti!  I have been crossing over into a more surreal approach after spending some time in Dalí's home in Cadaqués this summer, inspired by the incredible beauty & stark shadows of a very sunny Costa Brava. 
This painting is on a 31.5" in diameter circular shaped stretcher canvas & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries welcome at shirinsahba