For as long as I can remember, I have been making things with my hands. My mom taught me how to sew doll clothes and I use to paint on it. I have always been good at drawing in school, and one of my drawings was selected for printing Eid cards ,it was my first art achievement, that’s when I decided to become an artist. Later I worked as an art teacher and I enjoyed painting murals and make teaching aides.
After marriage and kids, painting became just a hobby, I would paint a piece to add to my art collection or gift a friend. Eventually with support and love from family and friends and Raza Mubarak of Aqa Maula tus, I worked hard to perfect my skills through lessons and began posting my work on social media.
I went through a variety of mediums and methods along the way, taking the time to experiment with color, texture and paint until i found my niche. I started in acrylics, layering colors, playing with textures and then I got enticed by watercolors. I enjoy the loose qualities of watercolors, the natural, inherent luminescence caused by the transparency of the medium on the white paper and the somewhat unexpected results.
Adding bling to my painting is one of my favorite parts, I like to try the salt sprinkle technique and dab with tissue for texture. I like my painting to look realistic but not too realistic and not to the extent of hyperrealism.
I paint what I love , which is often focused on nature. It is a great source of inspiration for my paintings. When I look at something that I want to paint, I visualize it with intention and my vision is to bring joy and colors to everyone’s life. As a self taught artist I hope to never stop learning.