My Name is Maha.
I am a painter and illustrator.
I paint contemporary portraits using oil paints. I enjoy the challenge of the medium, and the techniques it comes with. Mostly figurative, my subjects have almost always included faces, my family, people with dogs, children, just dogs, dogs in bookshops, dogs in action.
I use painting to explore visual delights, tactile crafting, source hunting, the making process and human interaction. Painting in larger sizes is more exciting for me. However more recently I have enjoyed painting small sized series from my home studio.
My illustration work mostly involves assignments from my association with a sports website. It includes book illustrations and artwork for ‘history of the sport’ essays on the website. I also design illustrative content for dog merch/services like coats, logos, and other canine products.
Amongst all this I am looking to develop my sense and strength in painting. All the art world pressures and pleasures are my motivation.