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 @gmail.com.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Road to Cadaqués

First, a bit of news: I have a NEW website! Take a look at www.shirinsahba.com. 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 @gmail.com.

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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Spectrum of Daydreams



Unbeknown to each other, worlds are about to collide in a landscape of vibrant colours...The shapes in the ground have a gold leaf effect that changes luminosity & hues depending on time of day. 
This painting is 45 cm x 140 cm in size & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cactus Blues

This mysterious couple are hidden behind their pots of succulents. Inspired yet again by the magical cactus gardens of Montjuïc here in Barcelona, & my days spent as a teenager sketching hundreds of varieties of succulents in an eccentric horticulturists' green house.  
This painting is 31.5" in diameter (80 cm) & is available FOR SALE, all inquiries are welcome at shirinsahba@gmail.com.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Adoration & The Olive Trees


A mama & child are enjoying the fresh sweet air of the orchard as another child plays in the tree nearby; watching nature through binoculars. I have always been captivated by the magic of olive trees in all their beauty. There are corners of the Mediterranean where the orchards are seemingly untouched for centuries.
This painting is painted on a 31.5" (80 cm) in diameter handmade stretcher canvas made by artisans here in Barcelona, & is available FOR SALE. All inquires are welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stargazer

This budding astronaut is letting her imagination soar as she explores new worlds...A tribute to the child girl, a subject that has been on my mind in following the news all over the world; from child marriages, to genocide, to real life accounts of daily harassment & struggle, I look forward to the day when we can let her just be a child...Also an hommage to Joan Miró, one of my favorite artists since childhood.. 
This painting is 31.5" in diameter & is available FOR SALE. All inquiries welcome at shirinsahba @gmail.com.