I was born and raised in Pakistan. In 2015, I retired from my position as Professor and Director of the Institute of Art and Design in Sindh, Pakistan, then migrated to the United States to be with my son and daughter who live in Houston. I became active in the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, the Portrait Society of America, and the Visual Arts Alliance. In June 2018, I joined Archway Gallery and this is my first solo show at the gallery.
For this show, I have included my abstract paintings along with a few portraits and some Southwestern paintings to show the range of my painting styles. Living in Texas, I am greatly captivated with the beauty of the Southwestern lifestyle, ranches, and the rocky landscapes. For me, painting horses is a breathtaking experience. I like saddles, roping activities, rough barns, woods and the life around the campfire. My compositions are filled with the energy and exciting lives of the characters I portray.
We are 31 Houston-area, visual artists who have joined in a collaboration to commit to our creative process.