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.

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

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 SOLD.