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

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Islamic geometry, Pattern in Islamic art, Student's Work, Teaching, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Islamic geometry, News, Teaching | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Media, News, Teaching | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Children's book illustration, Getting Published, Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Art for Children, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News, Student's Work, Teaching | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Art for Children, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News, Teaching, Travels | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Exhibitions, Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News, Teaching, Travels | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Pattern in Islamic art | 1 Comment

Hello, Mr President!

Two weeks ago, I had the honour of being asked to give a demonstration of my illumination work to the Turkish President and First Lady, who were on a state visit to the UK. The demonstration took place at Clarence … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News | 3 Comments

Istanbul

About a month ago, I returned home from a 3-week research trip to Istanbul. Istanbul is a beautiful city and I love spending time there, so although I was working very hard, this visit was an absolute pleasure. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Manuscript Illumination | 7 Comments

Islamic manuscript illumination course at the PSTA

I will be teaching a┬ánew course in Islamic manuscript illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. The course will run over 4 Saturdays from the 22nd of October – 12th November 2011, from 10am – 4.30pm. Enrolment … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News | Leave a comment