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,…

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…

Behind every artwork

Behind every intricate geometric composition is a guideline, repeated patterns and lots of patience. For a newbie a first glance at mandala’s may seem impossible to replicate, but truth is it’s the complete opposite. The rhythm that flows through my mandala art is simple, it’s rows and rows of 100 repeated patterns. So without further…

Living Coral

A little something to brighten up my year. In contrast to Pantone’s colour of 2018, ultra violet. A vibrant, mellow colour has taken its place. Embracing 2019 with warmth, Living Coral aka Pantone 16-1546 comes as an optimistic relief. The playful hue has cheerfully made its way on to my mood board. Evoking a desert…

The Art of giving and taking

Copying is a timeless art. Which is why I’d principally turn to museums with my sketch pad, in search for classical inspiration. Emulating traditional art by old masters is a tried and tested way of learning and developing new skills. Today, however, my sketch book looks different to the conventional, bounded blank pages. Instead its…

Then and Now

It’s roughly been 356 days since my mandala journey started. When I look back and compare my early work to the current projects, I see progress in small details. Everything is relatively the same. However, over time new motifs have been added to simple patterns. Studying my work side by side, I am fascinated by…

Opposites Attract

Setting aside the white backgrounds. I’ve opted to use black, for a series of white-outlined, vibrant coloured and intricately patterned mandalas. Drawing and colouring on black is a novelty. The mindful spiral paired up well with the elegant colour. It was appealing how the dark background didn’t let the light hues recede. Instead their vibrancy…