About meAbout Me
This is me in the lavender fields of Provence.
I have spent years understanding watercolour and the effects I can achieve, developing a style of my own sometimes including acrylic inks and pastels for interest.
After several courses in England and Florence I am now painting with oils, something I have been very excited to learn and will continue to explore and develop every day.
I prefer to paint from life, outdoors in cities, parks or even my garden or in my studio with a still life subject. I am enjoying oranges with leaves and bouquets of fresh flowers at the moment.
Sometimes I use photos for reference but I struggle with this limited information.
My watercolour and oil paintings are about light, shape and colour! I observe and express what I see and feel! After years of this practise I now look at everything as a painting, seeing different tones and thinking about ways I might express what I see.
With watercolour I rarely mix my colours, I prefer to dip my brush into clean paint and have the water or granulation fluid do its magic with the paint and paper.
When painting with oils I premix my colours so I can move quickly without interruption. Every brush stroke requires thought! The oil paintings leave me exhausted as there is actually so much planning before and during the painting. I want to express what I feel and see with less brushstrokes but significant impact! It is the expressive strokes that excite and satisfy me.
Every time I pick up a brush I learn something new!.. this is what I find fulfilling about painting.
I am now sharing my passion with others and truly enjoying this new experience.
Sasha Ali Niamat
About the Giclee Prints
This is where my scans get printed! Brilliant precision and lasting colour!
High quality prints with archival quality inks onto watercolour paper.