Fatima Zahra Hassan

Zahra, as she likes to be called, is trained as a traditional Indo-Persian miniature painter and with a background in decorative arts of Islam, Zahra uses traditional methods, materials and techniques. Most of her work embodies mystical dimensions and delves into metaphors and strong narratives that are peculiar to MENASA region. Her training in the UK has also been in the Visual Arts of Islam where she was taught a great deal of other World's great traditions including icon painting, Italian Renaissance painting techniques along with gilding, marbling, calligraphy and making of paper and natural colour pigments. Her usual art practice revolves around her traditional training in Indian, Mughal and Persian Painting techniques. From making her wasli paper to squirrel tail hairbrush and to grinding of pigments, she prepares most of her materials by herself. Her art practice has moved on from one level to another, where she is now experimenting with new media and cutting-edge technology. New work is in progress. http://www.effzedd.co.uk


Painting and mixmedia

Based on a mystical poetry and text of World's famous Rumi.
Watercolour gouache, natural pigments, marbling, gold and solver leaf on tea stained hand treated paper called 'Wasli'.