Sharry-The Cruiseship queen
I made this portrait for Sharry as an inspiration to keep working further on a personal milestone that she achieved with a lot of will power and determination. She is a kind and generous woman who genuinely care for everyone around her. She is a natural giver so it was a pleasure to be able to do something back for her!
Portrait of my husband who sacrificed everything to support me and made sure I was never alone in my struggles.
It is a tribute to every man who was brought up in a world where women are traditionally considered subordinate to men but grew up to understand and accept their wives as equal, even assuming a more supportive role in the family while the wives reached for their dreams. To all men with a soft heart underneath their tough exterior
Orange Roses is my first painting that I finished, if I can say that, once I turned to my artistic side two years after losing my son. As I struggled with the loss of everything that mattered, trying to find a tiny light of hope in the darkness, these bright oranges flowers on a black background came to life!
They represent the undying human spirit, which shines through darkness. It helped me heal by providing focus and looking at them still uplifts my spirit!
Sunrise at the River
In my journey to reconnect with myself, I created this painting, Sunrise at the River. Who did not draw this scenery in their childhood! It was calming through back to my childhood when my world was full of hopes and dreams.
Milakuhle- Girl with a heart of gold
In the journey to reconnect with my original self, I created Milakuhle, a south African young girl with a heart of gold. She is sad but determined. She observes life quietly believing that one day she will make it what she wants it to be, on her own!
Agot- The Good Hearted
While I was struggling with ‘what did I do to deserve losing my son’ and slowly analyzed my life, I remembered that I have always been kind and followed do good, do no harm. This portrait is inspired by all good-hearted women in this world who love their traditional role and live a simple life.
Agot- the good hearted, is an east European country girl in a traditional headscarf. Her kindness and pride show through her eyes.
Kiran – The Queen
Portrait of my sister is a part of the series of female portraits that I created to reconnect with myself. It is dedicated to every woman who struggles to find herself while balancing her traditional and professional roles. She switches between the two in a heartbeat and struggles to keep balance many times in a day, every day.
She is Kiran-The Queen
Fire ‘n Ice
I love to paint flowers and tried my hand's on acrylic one day, to know the difference in oil and acrylic. Again, every stroke is a teacher if you are interested in learning.
This is one of my more recent paintings. Watching the sea quietly and realizing the enormous power of nature is humbling. This is from one of those moments.
The Street Musician
No need of big stages or expensive venues! You can be happy on the street if love what you do.
When I started getting out to overcome grief and reconnect with the outside world, one day while strolling on the Spring garden Road in Halifax, I saw a girl playing guitar, smiling, with her eyes closed. I was just fascinated by her pretty smile and soulful music! She was my superstar that day as she made me smile after a long time!
Here she is on my canvas, The Street Musician.
While quietly watching a Jew family enjoying the waves at Peggy’s cove, I noticed that while the man enjoyed watching the big splash, woman turned away quickly to avoid getting wet. They both reacted differently and were right in their own way!
When challenges come suddenly like a splash, some face them boldly and others walk away to keep safe. They are all right in their own perception.
Women are multitaskers, we are all aware of feeling being pulled in many directions at one time. One day, when I was feeling tired, trying to balance my multifaceted life, multitasker came into life!