Ijaza Ceremony, Istanbul

At my ijaza ceremony in Istanbul, with my teacher Ayten Tiryaki (centre left, in the bronze headscarf). Seated in front are renowned Master calligrapher, Hasan Çelebi (right, in the black beret), my teacher’s teacher Çiçek Derman (centre), and scholar of … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Icaza, News, Tezhib, Travels, hilye i şerif, ijaza, tezhip | 1 Comment

Cairo

Here are some photos from last month’s workshop at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Fustat, Cairo. I spent a week teaching students about biomorphic design in Islamic art (also known as islimi). The workshops were run by the … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Pattern in Islamic art, Student's Work, Teaching, Travels | Leave a comment

Ijaza

Earlier this year, I was in Istanbul working on a very special project. For over 10 years, I have been working towards a traditional apprenticeship in tezhib (the art of Islamic manuscript illumination). The Turkish and Arabic term given to … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News, Pattern in Islamic art, Teaching, Tezhib, Travels, hilye i şerif, tezhip | 1 Comment

Exhibition at La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

Last month, I was invited to exhibit four of my paintings at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome. This exhibition occurred alongside a month-long series of workshops and events with Una Moschea Per Roma, during which I delivered an Islamic art … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Miniature painting, News, Rumi, Teaching, Tezhib, Travels, fine art, painting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Workshop at La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

Demonstrating Islamic art drawing and paining techniques at La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome Last month, I spent a week in Rome delivering workshops with Una Moschea Per Roma, and my friend and colleague Shaheen Kasmani. The workshops … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Miniature painting, News, Teaching, Tezhib, Travels, fine art, tezhip | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Artist Feature on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council Website

Great news! I have just been featured on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council‘s website! The article discusses the inspiration and background to my art, as well as the influence of my travels and teaching. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Manuscript Illumination, Media, Miniature painting, News, Pattern in Islamic art, Travels, Writing | 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

Quick trip to Istanbul…

I was in Istanbul last week for a very quick trip during the Easter holiday. Here are a few pictures of what I got up to: I attended an ebru (Turkish paper marbling) workshop. Below are some images of my … Continue reading

Posted in Islamic Art Courses, Travels | 5 Comments