British Museum: Beyond The Galleries Walls

This visit was not planned, it never is. However, when I saw the brightness of the sun and felt the warm rays, I knew an outing was a must. I headed to the British Museum to see their two new Islamic Art rooms; a history of the world’s geometric elegance and amicable abstract. I walked…

De Novo: Once More

One more cool blue-ish, green transitioning mandala before I try something slightly different. My love for Islamic art grows every single day. The intricacy is just stunning. I’ve been introducing more Islamic patterns into my work. Therefore, next piece I work on will be a surprise, to myself too,  as I’m still at the drawing…

Colour of the month: Blue

The sun is shining in the distance, the days are getting longer, flowers are beginning to bloom and the sky is creating beautiful blue backdrops. It’s finally time to invest in a new colour. And what better colour to pair the first month of Spring with, apart from blue? Blue is my go-to colour and…

Spring Clean

Feels like winters cooking up a storm. There’s nothing like using the arrival of Spring as an excuse to draw. The best way to update my work is with a statement blue palette, adding a little spring into my step. The cooler shades have so far been my favourite colours to work with. Think sky,…

Art in Detail

As a fan of extreme detailing, I’ve merged my mandalas with Arabesque patterns. Islamic art is a form mathematical elegance. I therefore, dusted off my old geometry set and got straight into constructing new elaborate mandalas.  

Seeing Red

The Icy temperatures may still be ruling the day, but I’ve already moved onto spring. Springs trendy colours are taking centre stage with my latest mandala. These warm colours, thankfully make me rethink the current weather. I’ve partnered iconic red with rosey purple and deep plum. Aiming to transform the mandala from bold to soft…

Positive Theory

The festival of romance maybe over, but can we hold onto the slow dance of roses a little while longer. Valentine’s Day is more than just unveiling your love for someone else. It’s about honoring love and manifesting some of it for yourself. However, this shouldn’t happen once a year. Leaving you with a quote…

Colour Of The Month: Red

To get my colour game going, I’m starting a new colour of the month series. To begin I’m pairing February with red. Yes, a large part of February is painted with red thanks Valentine’s Day. But I’m not thinking of John Paul Young’s song “love is in the air”. Growing up in London, I’d see…

New Beginnings

Congratulations, we made it out of cold, gloomy January. The month lasted 60 elongated days. I feel like we expect too much from January, the month of abandoned resolutions and forgotten diet promises we made before festive feasts. But now it’s finally February, we can get on with the year and fitly restart our resolutions….

Colour me beautiful

Colour talks, I’d like for it to work with me, not against me. Picking the right palette is like going back to school; spending hours going over different schemes and learning the theory behind them. I have good and bad hue days. There are times where I’ve chosen a wrong palette and have only noticed…