Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gelato with Mama!

Ice-cream tastes even better when the company you keep is so sweet on this hot African day. The pattern in the ground is inspired by the intricate beadwork at the Masai Market in Nairobi, Kenya, with all of its sunny yellows, oranges, reds & blues. The sky melts into gelato shades of lemon & peach.  
This painting measures 30" x 30" & is available FOR SALE SOLD.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cherry Blossom China

My years spent in Beijing have unveiled little glimmerings of an old China; one in which grandeur & miniature details were given equal attention. Inspired by traditional Chinese inlaid lacquer art & old imperial painted scrolls. The ground consists of blossoms in a mother-of-pearl-like iridescent pattern. The sky is illuminated in sunset hues of peach to glowing red. 
This painting measures at 31.5" in diameter (circular shape) & is available FOR SALE. SOLD 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Darjeeling Tea Time

At sunset, these ladies have found themselves yet again immersed in their daily ritual; discussing the small insignificant excitements of their everyday lives over a fresh cup of tea...Try not to forget the biscuits next time darling! 

The ground consists of delicate foliage in various shades of red, the sky melts from a soft cool grey into a subtle magenta. Inspired by India in all it's natural splendor. 

This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. SOLD.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tangerine Seller of Tangier

A young man has sold an elegant lady some fragrant tangerines on his way to the market...The sky is a malachite hue & texture today, & the ground glows with a pattern of mint green leaves against various shades of rose & soft magenta. Inspired by the colours, beauty & patterns of Morocco & North African art.
This painting is diamond shaped & measures 30" x 30" & is available FOR SALE. Please don't hesitate to inquire at shirinsahba

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mama, we miss you.

You know how you can smell your mamas hair when you hug her? Or how you'll do any silly impression; even fake tap dance like Fred Astaire to make her laugh? I remember. Motherhood has arrived for me, but where oh where is my mama? How many times I've wanted to call her & ask her questions. How many times I've imagined her snuggling my baby & telling me to treasure these fleeting days. & I do. Because I know she would. Happy Birthday mama! 
*This is a photo my papa took of her in Kashmir, India, on a boat filled with flowers. I still imagine her drifting on this fragrant boat sometimes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Girl & the Goldfish

This mama is flying a delicate silk goldfish kite on this blue sky day; her little one strapped to her back watching her every move. The flowers weave an intricate pattern of jewel-like colours of emerald, ruby, sapphire & citrine. Inspired by my time in East Asia with all it's every day beauty. 
This painting measures at 30" x 30" & is available for sale SOLD.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Featured on Justina Blakeney's Design Blog!

She is one of my favorite design blogs out there. Check out the lovely post about my work up on Justina Blakeney's delightful blog: Click Here

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Madame Coco Spots a Leopard

This curious traveler has made quite the exotic sighting of a sleek prowling leopard. Coincidentally they both appear to be contemplating the beauty of nature. Various hues of cyan, turquoise & teals make up the 
intricate​ ground that is adorned in a menagerie of flora & fauna. Inspired by 
the meticulously detailed ​Indigenous Mexican Otomi art & the magnificent
nature of India. This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is SOLD.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dusk Rider

Mystery surrounds her as she rides her bicycle fast as the wind, her lime yellow dress floating behind her. The moody dusk falls on the day in brilliant colours. The ground is a combination of a garnet, claret & magenta red pattern that illuminates towards the horizon, the sky is aglow with soft blues, pinks & oranges.
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is  available FOR SALE SOLD.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

They Meet Again

On a crisp Autumn​ day two pups & their owners serendipitously​ happen across one another once more...​The luminous​ blue sky day is melting into a glowing sunset, & the ground is a detailed pattern of colourful leaves of all shapes & sizes. This pattern is inspired by my travels to Japan, as well as my love for modernist & Nordic design.
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available for sale SOLD

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Oh la la bébé!

 I thought to share a couple of photos of the last few months since baby Miró's arrival. It has been such a whirlwind that I realized I never announced his birth here. We have really delighted in every step of his baby-hood. He coos & ahhs & smiles at artwork constantly, whether it's an african mask, painting or mobile. I installed a few mobiles in the house & hung paintings all over, so that every corner that he looks he makes that cooing sound!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Madame Coco & The Elephants

This glamorous traveler is making her way through a landscape of vivid yellow, laden with an intricate pattern inspired by my recent travels through Southeast Asia; with all of it's natural beauty, coconut trees, strolling elephants & incredible smells & sounds!

This painting measures 23.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. SOLD

Thursday, July 10, 2014

To Market, To Market!

​To market, to market to buy a fat pig! These elegant ladies dressed in brightly hued wax prints are on their way to do a spot of shopping with children in tow. Even to the market they dress like queens! The ground is a vibrant cyan patterned with translucent yellow pattern. The sky mysteriously glows with shades of blue, yellow & soft lavender. Inspired by the beauty witnessed in my travels to Africa.

This painting measures ​30" x 30" in diameter & is available FOR SALE SOLD.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Boy & His Dog

A boy & his precious companion are navigating the sea-foam green waters of the Mediterranean on a beautiful summer's day. The water is teeming with jewel-like multicoloured schools of fish in cyans, lime greens & pinks. The sky is a turquoise blue that melts upwards into a deep emerald.

This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE SOLD

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Glittering Moment

Without knowing at the time, I'd be giving birth to my baby boy the night after I completed this painting: A mother & child contemplate a multicoloured dusk as a nearby peacock peacefully perches on top of a little glowing temple. The azure ground is illuminated with little intricate dotted gold leaves, giving the illusion of movement as it catches the light at different times of day...

This painting is available for sale SOLD.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Off to the Cinema!

After a long & enjoyable warm spring day, this family is off to enjoy a good old-fashioned film (hopefully there is time for a gelato too)! They zoom through a golden Mediterranean landscape of prismatic blooms & foliage. The sky is a vibrant aquamarine that melts into a soft, glowing green.

This painting measures 100cm x 80cm & is available FOR SALE SOLD

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Prints Available

I am taking pre-orders for three new limited-edition prints of some of my most recent work, if you are interested to see more info along with photos & pricing, please e-mail me at shirinsahba 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

An Ideal Friendship

On this first day of Spring she takes a stroll & stumbles upon a winged companion, who doesn't seem to mind her company one bit. The sky consists of the same soft hues of opal, with it's melting of yellows into greens & blues, while the ground is laden with a delicate pattern of vibrant ultramarine foliage. 
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available For Sale SOLD

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Bloom

He presents her with a single lotus-flower bloom to symbolize his pure intentions...Her dress is inspired by the exquisite courtesan dresses of the Mughal empire, with intricate gold detailing depicted in their illuminated miniature manuscripts. The ground is alive with detailed flowers and a vivid menagerie including peacocks, lions, elephants, horses & parrots. This pattern was greatly inspired by the colourful textiles of Gujarat, India. 
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. SOLD.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Blue China

She is traveling by rickshaw; still the preferred quicker way to get around parts of the far East. The sky is a light & luminous jade, with a vivid pale cyan ground covered with Prussian-blue hued delicate foliage & birds...Inspired by my life in Beijing & the intricate beauty of hand-painted antique collections of fine china.

This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE SOLD.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Fresh New Look

I've just updated my website at long last. Hope you get a chance to visit:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Seeking Beauty

 We've been spending some time in a remote part of Thailand this winter, & the sun has been revitalizing. Beauty is in all the details...You only have to look!