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
​ a​
​1.5" (80 cm)
​ in diameter​
 ​& is available FOR SALE
All 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 MirĂ³

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 MirĂ³ museum this past week...

Friday, January 29, 2016

To the Sound of Her Own Tambura

​She softly plays her melodious tambura as she basks in the glowing moonlight within a vivid crimson garden...​Inspired by the miniatures of the Mughal Empire, with all it's exquisite & ornate details.
The painting is available FOR SALE SOLD.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

In My Solitude

A single & elegant cypress tree stands alone in a sunny landscape. The golden hues of yellow in the ground are interlaced with delicate & detailed foliage. The sky are cool aquamarines melting into warmer tones in an attempt to catch the beautiful & mystical Mediterranean sunlight. I have recently made a big move to Barcelona, Spain. This painting is a reflection on returning to the Mediterranean to begin a new life... 

This painting
​ is 31.4" x 31.4" (80 x 80 cm) on a handmade canvas 
stretcher & is FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba