Dome of the Rock / Al Aqsa Mosque

My most recent commission, completed last month. I loved exploring each intricate little pattern, interpreting the design into a miniature / illuminated painting. Very challenging at times, but definitely worth the effort. I loved combining my knowledge of manuscript illumination … Continue reading

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Hilye

For just over a year now, I have been working on my first illuminated hilye. A hilye is a traditional Ottoman calligraphic composition that includes Qur’anic verses and a description of the physical and moral characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (peace … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Islamic Art courses in London and Windsor

I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching the following courses over the coming weeks and months:

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Incredible artwork from my students; future Islamic art courses in Windsor

A little update on the incredible work produced by my students over the summer in my Islamic art workshops. We held classes in Islamic manuscript illumination (or tezhib / tezhip, as it is known in Arabic and Turkish), geometry, and … Continue reading

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New Islamic studio in Windsor, Berkshire, UK!

My new studio in Windsor, Berkshire, is up and running and ready for business! I’ve really enjoyed teaching my first few classes in this light, bright peaceful space. As well as running Islamic art courses/ small group and private tuition, … Continue reading

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Local press coverage of my upcoming Islamic art courses

A lovely article* on my upcoming Islamic art classes published in the Slough and Windsor Observer today! So much looking forward to this! First classes are on the 27th of June, running throughout the summer. Book soon to receive a … Continue reading

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New work added to my gallery!

…and about time, too! New work has been added to the artwork and illustration galleries, and I have updated the workshop section with images from my classes in Doha and Cambridge. Pop along and take a look! P.S. This beautiful … Continue reading

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Photos from my workshops at the Doha Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Hope you enjoy these photographs from my workshops at the Doha Museum of Islamic Art! In October, I delivered a week long set of Islamic manuscript illumination workshops where I taught adults and children, and provided training to museum staff … Continue reading

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Workshops at the Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA), Doha

Afternoon all! Some exciting news – I will be teaching a series of Islamic manuscript illumination workshops at the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha next month from the 26th – 31st Oct 2014. I’m also giving a demonstration on … Continue reading

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Works in progress…

Although I’m not getting much time to work on my own art these days, it doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped thinking about it. In fact, I’ve been thinking about my illumination work a lot recently. Emails from past and potential … Continue reading

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