Monday, December 24, 2012

Rendezvous at The Riad

Who is she going to see? Cycling through the garden towards an ornate Moroccan Riad, in quite the rush as her effervescent dress floats behind her in the wind. The ground is a warm red that fades down below into a deep scarlet, with a covering of apricot hued intricate foliage studded with exquisite little turquoise birds that are singing away to narrate her journey...

This painting is 100 x 80 centimeters & is available for sale SOLD

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seeing Red

A few of the many images that have been influencing my work lately....All via my Pinterest. I especially love seeing details from Indian architecture. Look how stunning the ceiling of the Taj Mahal is!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wanderlust Grips The Maharani

The Maharani is gripped yet again by the idea of seeking adventure! She is making her escape (this time with her Maharajah) against a glowing dusk sky. The bluebirds are peeking between softly golden & intricate foliage in the garden, wondering where the two are off to this time... This painting is inspired by inlaid jewelry & miniatures of the Mughal empire, as well as by Chinese imperial ceramics. The golden leaves catch the light & illuminate depending on the time of day.

This painting is 30" x 40" inches & is available for sale SOLD.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Started At Sea II

A continuation of the adventurous narrative of It Started At Sea. Yet this time the colours & pattern are inspired by African wax prints with their incredibly vivid contrasting hues & stunning brilliance. The waters consist of an ombré of light fuchsia to dark wine, creating a moody yet luminous feeling to the pattern; all the while the flying fish of various shades of cyan seemingly fly through the waters. 

This painting is 80 x 100 cm (close to 31.5" x 40" inches) & is available for sale SOLD.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Sneak Peek: Ikea Live Interview

A sample image from the interview with Ikea Live magazine, to be released in Spring 2013 where they ask me about my art, home & studio. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

It Started at Sea

Who knows what adventures lie at sea? This time in waters teeming with flying fish! This pattern was inspired by the far East with all of its incredibly intricate ancient art. I've been particularly charmed by the glittering Chinese ancient textiles & royal wooden screens. 

This painting is 30" x 40" inches & is available for sale SOLD

Friday, October 12, 2012

Antique Rose

I just completed an interview with Ikea to be released in spring of 2013. Of course I will definitely share it as soon as it's released! Some pinks inspiring me today...All images are from my Pinterest.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bursting in Bloom

This is one of the larger paintings I've completed recently, using my very favorite mint green for the sky & a variation of pinks & ruby reds in the ground...
It measures 30" x 50" (inches) & is available for sale SOLD

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sardinia Floating

The transparent fish dart back & forth, shimmering with the light. Every summer should be spent by the seaside if you ask me...
This painting is 30" x 40" in size & is available for sale SOLD

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hong Kong shopping

For my readers in Hong Kong: do stop by Sidewalk's fabulous Gallery & Shop, as they are carrying my paintings & limited edition Giclée art prints there! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Surfing In the U.S.A.

We had a grand ol' time in California this summer with our sweet family. Here are some photos of us enjoying the view at the Getty Museum. I'm feeling inspired to paint & have one to show you very soon! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waxing Unpoetic

It has been an intense summer, full of dramatic events like floods, motorbike accidents involving dear ones, & huge projects to complete. I'm feeling very drained but intensely happy, because luckily it all ended incredibly well & I made some precious new friends along the way. I'm traveling for a few weeks, & cannot wait to sink my feet into some sand & breathe in some fresh ocean air. Also, I cannot wait to show you some more of what I'm up to very soon. For now, a few images that are inspiring me of late. Via my Pinterest.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jalan Sahba Designs Launches!

I'm so proud to present to you my beautiful sister-in-law's new line of luxury leather handbags & clutches...How gorgeous are these?? Enjoy all the eye candy at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Bollywood Love

What relationship doesn't have a bit of dancing around a tree?
By the way our little film "In Her Studio" has just gone up on YouTube. If you missed it the first time take a peek at this link:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

In Her Studio
*Click on the link above & then select HD to see it in better quality.
It is my pleasure to introduce a short film by my dear friend & wonderfully talented Cinematographer, Saba Mazloum! Saba has worked with some of the biggest names in the biz making everything from box office to art films, & his current mentor is Thierry Arbogast (The Fifth Element, Leon the Professional, Joan of Arc, La Femme Nikita - all my favorites!). So you can imagine I was honoured when he approached me to make this short.

He spent a few weeks with me in my natural studio habitat, documenting my creative process while I worked on a painting from start to finish. It was an incredibly fun experience, & the song which reflects that mood is one of our mutual favorites. My husband makes a cameo appearance in there, too, since he often acts as my in-studio muse! For those who are in the know about cameras & lenses: the whole thing was shot in Anamorphic! Saba has both directed & edited the film himself.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pink Waters

The salt harvesters in Lake Retba, Senegal. Mama nature, you have outdone yourself.
Images via my Pinterest.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Into The Mint!

A sequel to The Maharani Seeks Adventure: This adventurer finds herself yet again walking determinedly, this time through an aquamarine landscape, as her fez-wearing companion hurries to catch up with her to kindly shades her from the sun. Inspired by Morocco's beautiful patterned mosaics & incredible spectrum of blue.
The painting measures at 30" x 40" & is available for sale SOLD.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Odyssey of Summer - A Triptych

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These three paintings are available sold. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interview in Femina Magazine

Click HERE to see the full interview. 

Friday, May 4, 2012


The Art Beijing fair went fantastically. It was so much fun seeing all the talent from around the world in one space...My what colourful characters were coming into the VIP preview. All sorts of collectors, gallery owners, artists & flamboyant types...I can't wait for next year...
Images via here & here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Beijing Contemporary Art Fair

This long weekend my work is going to be exhibited at one of Asia's biggest international art fairs: Beijing Art. I was kindly asked by the Hilton Vella Gallery to be represented, & of course I said yes. I'm so excited to be part of this! Wish me luck! If you'd like to attend, see info here.