Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blooming Barcelona

 ​Somewhere in Barcelona in the fragrant hills of Montjuïc, there lies a beautiful cactus garden hidden from the bustle of tourists...These cacti connoisseurs are documenting a rare blooming specimen. Inspired by the lush paintings of Henri Rousseau. 
This painting is 31.5" in diameter is available for sale SOLD.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

After the Monsoon

Lovers meet in the depths of a lush jungle; the air is fragrant after the rains. ​Inspired by Mughal Empire miniatures & the paintings of Henri Rousseau.  
This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available for sale SOLD.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Her Earthly Elegance

Maybe you know this woman. There is a lightness to the elegance of her strength. There is nobility in the artistry of her walk. Alone, strong & vulnerable, the odds stacked against her, adorned in her otherness as she bravely ventures into the unknown...
The playful pattern on the ground of this painting is inspired directly from one of my favorite sculptures of all time, Alexander Calder. Specifically his mobiles & stabiles have enchanted me since childhood.
This painting is 31.5" in diameter​ & is available FOR SALEAll inquiries are more than welcome at shirinsahba

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Le Jardin

Perhaps this character is headed to meet a friend for a quick mint-tea & a chat...A portrait of Morocco as a direct homage to Henri Matisse, one of my main artistic inspirations growing up.
This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mama Draws...

Another anniversary of your passing into the next world has come & gone mama...When I see my little boy's love of drawing (a marker is the first thing he requests when he opens his eyes), I am reminded of your love of it & all the magic you would create in this earthly life...I like to think you are still drawing all that you see...& what magnificent & illuminated drawings they must be! I cannot possibly imagine mama...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Escaping The Souk

Whizzing past the kaleidoscope of colours & patterns that compose the Medina of Marrakech, these two are off on an adventure! 
Inspired by my very recent travel through Morocco; I have always found the intense beauty of North Africa to be deepy moving..​.I made sure to include all the details I especially loved about the souk, down to each patterned djellaba (pointy hooded robes) & beautiful babouches (pointed leather slippers).
This painting is a 30" x 30" canvas stretcher & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ode to Miró

An expecting mama contemplates the horizon, her dress afloat, facing the unknown adventures that lie before her...An hommage to one of my favorite painters from Catalonia, but also a tribute to all new mamas awaiting the grandest adventure of all...This painting is 31.5"​ on a ​circular shaped ​canvas stretcher & is FOR SALE SOLD.
Here are some photos of my little family & I at the Miró museum this past week...