Hong Kong and Las Vegas!

hongkong LAS VEGAS Hot off the press! Two new cities unveiled. Las Vegas is one city I haven't been too yet, however I think the color, feel and culture come across well in my illustration. Hong Kong is a seriously cool city! I visited many years ago. I hear it's even cooler now. One day I shall make a return trip! It's always fun researching all the elements, as I piece them together to create my art. I learn so much about the city and it's culture.

Still Life- "Autumn Fragrance"

zam_fruits_flowers_painting_horizontal_painting_01This painting was done for a client who owns a candle manufacturing company. She wanted me to incorporate flowers, fruits and other fragrant spices to create a 75x40 painting to go in her dining room. I visited her home so that I came away with a certain feel of the look of her style. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating this painting- I love painting florals ( if you haven't guessed that already!). It took me about a month to do. The medium here is acrylics. It was hard to part with, but I was satisfied when I saw how excited she was , when I unveiled it.

Beyond Calligraphy Multi-faith Centre

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Click here for a link to Multi Faith Centre's facebook It was a honor to be part of this Multi Faith exhibition. 2 of my Islamic "Zoomorphic " pieces were selected for this show. the pieces were divided between 2 venues. There were pieces with both Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy. All the artists had a very individual take on the interpretation. It was really an interesting show that bought the 2 cultures together. The Forum was very interesting too.

New bird floral collection

This collection was created from a surface design that I have done for a shower curtain. I have maintained the hand rendered painterly style that I love doing so much with a combination of photoshop. I don't know what I would do without this software! Now I can apply these designs to a wide selection of surfaces. All I need are the manufacturers to come forward!!zam_-orangebird_birdhouse_beigebackground_01 zam_2birds_birdhouse_beigebackground_04

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"Be in the Moment" Licensing Art by Farida Zaman

" Be in the moment". An affirmation that I have been  work on for a while. As easy as it sounds not so easy to practice.  Once you get the hang of it, a brilliant state of being.  I am currently working on a series of art to go with a variety of affirmations as part of my collection of new work for Surtex.  Perfect for calendars, cards, notebooks even wall hangings. I am working in my classic water color style, in bright hues. The peppermint green background contrasts with the foreground. Enjoy! Hoping to see this on Licensing products soon!  

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