Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Gelato & Goodbye!

​Sometimes the promise of a simple gelato is all you need to feel true happiness...Inspired by my many childhood summers spent in the glowing warmth of Italy & the Mediterranean. This painting is available for sale SOLD

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dance with Mama

Twinkle toes & her ethereally dressed mama are carried away by a moment of sweet elation as they dance their worries away...There is such a purity in the way little children break into song or dance whenever their darling little hearts feel taken by the mood...The colourful modern pattern in the ground is yet again inspired by Alexander Calder's striking mobiles & stabiles. This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Love as Light as Air

This is my attempt to capture the profound love a mama has for her little one with it's limitless, pure & radiant joy. I've been more & more trying to encapsulate a mood or feeling with my use of colour, as I feel more inclined to paint from a place of spiritual emotion now that I am a parent myself. I created a very reflective gold leaf-like pattern in the ground inspired again by the mobiles & stabiles of the artist Alexander Calder. This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available for sale SOLD.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pomegranate Flowers

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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

All The Wonder

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

Above The Luminous

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Always with Papa

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