I am a Visual Artist and Travel Photographer based in Yorkshire, UK.
Essentially my work is inspired and directed by elements of Nature, Science, Spirituality, and Cultural Islamic Heritage.
In 2001, I completed a 2-year M.A. in Visual Islamic and Traditional Art, at HRH Prince Charles Traditional School of Arts (PTSA) in London.
The Sacred Visual language of Geometry is at the heart of my work inspiring me to produce Abstract, Contemporary Designs, as Screen Prints, Murals and 3D Installations.
The aim of my work is to harness or capture the interplay of Universal Principles of Balance, Harmony, Proportion, Colour and simple Essence of forms to produce visual work that is Beautiful, Timeless and Contemplative.
I seek to produce a visual ‘space’ or ‘void’ in which one is able to retreat for simple aesthetic pleasure or deeper reflection of its origin.
I have travelled extensively and photographed many culturally rich and diverse regions, landscapes, architectural spaces and people in places such as Iran, Morocco, Peloponnese, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Spain and Syria. Having the opportunity to experience many Traditions, some disappearing in times of modernity and technology, has provided abundance of knowledge, inspiration, understanding and respect for the very concept of Tradition.
I have also photographed amazing landscapes, and architectural spaces in the UK, Australia, Italy, Norway, Germany, and the US (Oregon, Boston, Maine and New York).
I appreciate beauty in everything from the sacred to the profane and am passionate about seeking the ‘God in small things’.
‘That's the beauty of art--we strive for perfection but never achieve it. The journey is everything’ Rafe Esquith