Artist Biography

I work as a self taught fine artist from my home studio located in Baltimore. I began painting about 3/4 years ago after raising my kids. I love to paint to nature. Growing up, I really enjoyed the morning walks with my grand father. Perhaps it were these walks on the bridge in my hometown Rabwah and later Rose Garden in Islamabad, Pakistan, which helped me learn to enjoy and appreciate the beauty in nature. Painting opened the door to endless possibilities for me. It brings me joy and the ability to communicate to the world my thoughts and feelings. I’ve tried to express myself using different styles and mediums. Intuition is a great part of my creative process. I use art to express profound emotions along with my unique experiences in life. Being detail oriented, often its not easy for me to call a piece done . And I might come back to the piece months later. My subjects include florals, still life, landscapes and waterscapes. The mediums I enjoy are oils, acrylics and sometimes watercolors.  Nature leaves me in awe of the Almighty Creator. If you are outdoors and find someone walking by totally lost in their surroundings smiling at the skies and smelling the flowers or maybe weirdly following the moon even though they are not a kid anymore (and actually have grown kids of their own), you’ve probably found me. And yes that was me climbing up that mud rock to get a great sunset shot.
Painting details Shukri Khan