Friday, October 30, 2015

The Doting Maharajah

Stormy weather is not enough to stop this adoring pair from meeting under the cover of night, as delicate blossoms sway in the wind. Inspired by Mughal empire miniatures with their precious jewel-like detailing. The emerald ground melts into a deep turquoise, covered in fine golden foliage that illuminates as it catches the light. This painting is 31.5" in diameter, & is available FOR SALE. SOLD

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Windswept Maharani


This determined Maharani is making her way through stormy weather, past a fragrant blossom tree..The delicate & subtle foliage covers the ground & is illuminated with prismatic hues of soft blue, green, yellow & orange.​ ​Directly inspired by the delicate Mughal period miniatures of India. 
This painting is smaller than usual, it measures 23.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE.  SOLD.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

An Evening Gallivant

This horse-rider is roaming the countryside ready for adventure & in pursuit of new horizons​...The sky is a Persian turquoise contrasting a vivid ultra-marine ground covered in intricate details of flora & fauna. ​Inspired by the delicate Mughal period miniatures of India. 
​​This painting ​measures ​23.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE.  SOLD

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Blossom Gatherers

Two sari-clad figures gather fragrant flowers by the glow of a luminous sunset, as little multi coloured birds peek out playfully from between the cyan blue foliage...Inspired by the delicate Mughal period miniatures of India. 
This painting ​is smaller than usual, it ​measures 23.5" in diameter. It is FOR SALE, inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Flower Sellers of Kashmir no.2

I'm excited to introduce a second in the series...A Kashmiri flower-seller ferries an eager visitor through a dream-like scene of floating flowers. Inspired by the Balinese carved doors of Ubud; the gold jewel-like flowers are inlaid with intricate details of amethyst, emerald & sapphire. They are reflective & catch the light differently in various part of the day to create an illuminated glow. 
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE SOLD.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Always Be My Baby


 The rosy hues of evening echo the aura of a mama encompassing her little one with unconditional love... The prismatic orchard is painted in a silver that reflects differently the light of each stage of the day...
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is acrylic on a handmade canvas stretcher. This painting is for sale SOLD.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

And the winner is.....

Congrats Lisa Mastroberti!! Thank you all who entered my giveaway!! Hope you are having a delightful summer...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Art Print Giveaway!

It's that time again ladies & gents! I'm giving away a limited edition GiclĂ©e Fine Art print of my painting "The Bloom" to one very special reader. This giveaway is open to everyone internationally. To enter simply leave a comment below. This giveaway is now closed.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chickaboom Afternoon (& some words of gratitude)

I don't often take the time to thank you, my dear readers, patrons & clients for all that you do in supporting my work. When you have shared, followed or bought my paintings, you are not only doing those actions, but you have allowed this dreamer to dream, to create, to continue doing what I adore doing the most. For this, I send you oceans of gratitude! Now a little bit about this painting: 

Lounging around on a lovely mediterranean summer's afternoon, these two have a lot to catch up on! With the sky above an opalescent blend of soft blues, pinks & yellows, their laughter mingles with the gentle swaying of a sea of foliage. This painting measures 30" x 30" & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Saffron Summer

​Her robin's egg blue sari is flying in the wind as she rides alongside her companion. Their wheels carry them through fields bursting with the fragrance of summer, hues of saffron, and a million delicate blossoms reminiscent of antique Chinese carpets. 

This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is SOLD.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Boat to Bali

In search of bright new adventure...These two are drifting through waters rich & teeming with glimmering, multi-coloured fish, coral, starfish & eels...On my travels through Bali & it's beautiful surrounding islands, I was very taken by the traditional art of batik, with all of it's intricate, vivid patterns & motifs. 
This painting measures 30" x 30" & is available for sale SOLD

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bali Holiday

 Sorry for the silence over here on the blog. We've been exploring in & around Bali, for the cold month of February, & now I've returned to the studio & back in the swing of things. It was something of a dream to go to a place where so many talented artists reside & so much beauty exists...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Her Mind Runs Wild as Horses

This is a painting I've been wanting to paint for a long time; the kind of imagery that lingers in my dreams. A multitude of wild horses sweep through a meadow, accompanied by a few elegant warrior equestrians in all their elegant royal attire. Each horse is unique & with it's own personality, based on various Mughal Empire paintings I've studied over the years. I've always been riveted by miniatures of horsemen galloping, trotting & tumbling through fields, battles & elaborate ​royal processions.  This painting measures 30" x 30" & available for sale SOLD.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Orange Tree & Bluebirds

 A feeling I remember so well of childhood in the Mediterranean: savoring a precious moment to smell the sweet fragrance of an orange, & then suddenly....Why hello little birds!
This painting measures 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE SOLD.