Monday, June 18, 2018

My new book & exhibition

For those of you don't know why I've had so much radio silence here lately: Exciting news, my new book is out!! You can buy it here at Amazon , OR at Chronicle Books, OR at any of these museums:
Institute of Contemporary Art Store, Massachusetts
J. Paul Getty Museum, California
Portland Museum of Art, Maine
The Museum Shop, Minnesota (Minneapolis Institute of Art)
Santa Barbara Museum, California
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Pot-Pourri Art Gallery, California
San Jose, Museum of Art, California
AND I had a launch party & a solo show at a lovely gallery here in Barcelona called Galeria Cromo. It's still on until the end of this month if you happen to be coming by Barcelona! 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

How Do You Do?

Exciting things are underway. My solo show in Barcelona is coming up May 19th at the beautiful Galeria Cromo, the event is also an official book launch for my new art book that is being released worldwide via San Francisco's Chronicle Books. You can see a link here to pre-order the book:
As for my new painting: a chance meeting occurs in a beautiful cactus garden. The delicate succulent shades of aquamarine greenish blue melt gently into a glowing sky. Inspired by my favorite cactus gardens in both Barcelona & Arizona.
This painting measures at 31.5" in diameter on a handmade circular canvas stretcher. All inquires are welcome at shirinsahba

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Le Jardin II

A gardener in green rides her bicycle with a plant in tow. This vibrant garden is another playful hommage to Henri Matisse & to the blue & beautiful gardens of Majorelle in Marrakech. 
This painting is done in acrylic paint on 80 x 80 cm handmade stretcher canvas & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Reverie in Pink

A gardener & her eager apprentice are busy tending to the cacti on a warm rose coloured day. Inspired yet again by Marrakech's Jardin Majorelle as well as Barcelona's Montjuïc Cactus Garden. 
This painting is 80 x 80 cm in size & is available for sale, all inquiries welcome at shirinsahba

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

You're Growing Up Too Fast

Sometimes life as a mama reminds us that things are moving ahead a little more quickly than we'd like...A painting inspired by the colours of Frida Kahlo's Mexico, & the embroidery of the Otomi people; an indigenous tribe inhabiting the central Mexican Plateau (Altiplano) region of Mexico. 
This painting 80 x 80 cm in size. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Road to Cadaqués

First, a bit of news: I have a NEW website! Take a look at There is a NEW limited edition print shop included as well!!
Also, here is my new painting:
Having spent a lot of summer & spring exploring the glittering coast here of Costa Brava, I have been exploring their white washed & multi-coloured scenes again & again. The winter here has been mostly blue skies & lovely weather, so I am already plotting my return...This painting is 31.5." in diameter, all inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Gardener of Majorelle

This painting is directly inspired by the surreal & lovely Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, a beautiful garden that belonged to Yves Saint Laurent until his passing. 
For years I have chased the ephemeral & virtually non-existent International Yves Klein blue paint which the deceased & famous artist Yves Klein invented using high concentrations of ultramarine pigment. Golden Acrylic Paints agreed to make me a custom batch of what they think is the closest match to the original Yves Klein blue.  I thought it should be befitting to use it for this particular painting since it is inspired by two Yves'. It was a challenge to photograph it accurately since it was so saturated & vivid in real life. This painting 31.5" in diameter & is SOLD.