THE FOUR SEASONS

These works continue the theme of the Four seasons.

WSSF- Winter, Pastel on paper, Jan 6, 2017, 66.3 x 102 cm

WSSF- Winter, Jan 6, 2017, pastel on paper, 66.3 x 102 cm

WSSF - Summer, Pastel on paper, Jan 4, 2017, 66.3 x 102 cm

WSSF – Summer, Jan 4, 2017, pastel on paper, 66.3 x 102 cm

WSSF - Spring, Pastel on paper, Jan 5, 2017, 66.3 x 102 cm

WSSF – Spring, Jan 5, 2017 pastel on paper, 66.3 x 102 cm

Four Seasons - Summer Madrid 1978, June 12, 2017, pastel on board, 36 x 47.5 cm (image)

Four Seasons – Summer Madrid 1978, June 12, 2017, pastel on board, 36 x 47.5 cm (image)

Four Seasons - Summer Lahore 1987, June 11, 2017, pastel on board, 38 x 48 cm (image)

Four Seasons – Summer Lahore 1987, June 11, 2017, pastel on board, 38 x 48 cm (image)

Four Seasons – Nizamuddin Fajr Sun 2015, June 16, 2017, pastel 35 x 45.7 cm (image)

Four Seasons - Mid Spring, June 5, 2017, pastel and pencil on board, 33 x 48.2 cm (image)

Four Seasons – Mid Spring, June 5, 2017, pastel and pencil on board, 33 x 48.2 cm (image)

Four Seasons - Towards Summer June 7, 2017, pastel and pencil on board, 33 x 48.2 cm (image)

Four Seasons – Towards Summer, June 7, 2017, pastel and pencil on board, 33 x 48.2 cm (image)

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THE SEASONS-WSSF

This series of drawings and paintings continues investigations of the landscape. The works are based on the composition of a quadrant and the basic shapes of the circle, square and triangle with additional bisections, colour and texture.

WSSF, Jan 21, 2016, Pencil on paper, 24.75 x 99 cm (image)

WSSF, Jan 21, 2016, pencil on paper, 24.75 x 99 cm (image)

Detail Winter Quadrant

WSSF, Feb 9,2016, Pastel on paper, 45.7 x 45.7cm

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WSSF Feb 10, 2016, pastel on paper, 56 x 56 cm (image)

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Detail Summer quadrant

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WSSF Feb 11, 2016, pastel on paper, 56 x 56cm (image)

WSSF Spring Light, March 4,2016, Pastel on paper, 50.8 x 68 cm (image)

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WSSF Spring, March 11, 2016, Pastel on paper, 48.2 x 96.5 cm (image)

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WSSF Early Spring, March 3, 2016, pastel and graphite on paper, 54.6 x 99.4 cm (image)

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WSSF Winter Light, March 12, 2016, pastel on paper, 55.9 x 76 cm (image)

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WSSF Winter Grey, June 8, 2016, pastel on paper, 38 x 72 cm (image)

The Four Seasons - Spring, Acrylic painting, Dec 25, 2012, 117 x 165 cm

The Four Seasons – Spring, Dec 25, 2012, acrylic painting on canvas, 117 x 165 cm

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Detail

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STILL LIFE DRAWINGS, STUDIO LIGHT

This series of drawings continues the interest in the still life in the studio with the investigation of the various elements of design and quality of light.

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Studio Light, April 12, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 63.4 x 78.5 cm

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Studio, Light Dec 11, 2015, graphite pencil on museum board, 81.4 cm x 101.5 cm

Studio Light, Jan 10, 2016, graphite pencil on museum board, 101.5 x 152.4 cm

Detail of light bulb and socket

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Painting In Studio , Feb 25, 2016, graphite pencil on museum board, 81.4 cm x 101.5 cm

 

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Detail of water bottle and glass

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Studio Light Bulb, Tin and Jar, Jan 12, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 63.4 cm x 78.5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Winter Spring Autumn

This is another four panel painting in the Four Seasons series. The image is a large square and circle divided into four quadrants representing the four seasons.  A smaller version is in the centre of the four panels.

The drawings show the development of the composition and colour relationships of the four panels. Each panel is a smaller version of the larger image and displayed horizontally the viewer must imagine how the 4 panels fit together to form the complete circle. Also a different kind of movement occurs in the background and within each panel when they are seen horizontally.

Summer Winter Spring Autumn, Oct 4, 2012, acrylic on 4 canvas panels, each panel 61 x 61 cm

Summer Winter Spring Autumn, April 26, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 6.3 x 25.4 cm

The Seasons, April 12, 2012, coloured pencil on paper,17.8 x 22 cm

The Seasons, April 10, 2012, coloured pencil on paper,17.8 x 22 cm

SpringWinterSummerAutumn, April 8, 2012, coloured pencil on paper,17.8 x 22 cm

Summer Winter, left panels

Spring Autumn, right panels

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Toward Unity- Palestine

Acrylic paint on canvas, 91.4 x 91.4 cm

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Still life survey

Self portrait with medicine cabinet, Nov 7, 1987, drawing, 24.3 x 44 cm

Admiral and achar in studio, March 25, 1990, drawing, 21.6 x 30 cm

Salt Jar on Window sill (detail), pastel on paper

This page is a survey of a few of the still life works completed in different media and approaches to the subject.

Vase with bowl of grapes and apples (detail), July 1989, oil painting on wood, 76.2 x 101.5 cm

Window Still Life (detail),1989, oil painting on wood, 76 cm x 101.7 cm

Wedding Roses, Oct 10,1983, pencil drawing on paper, 25 cm x 50.6 cm.

Study for before the bath, Nov 11, 1983, drawing, 58.5cm x 83.5 cm

The York Hotel Still Life (detail), mixed media sculpture, Nov 3, 1982, 60.7 x 51.5 x 28 cm

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Toward Unity 3

 

Toward Unity 3, May 31, 2012, acrylic painting, 76cm x 76cm

Unity, May 31, 2009, acrylic on board, 76 cm x 76 cm

Toward Unity 1, June 24, 2009, acrylic painting, 76 cm x 76 cm

Toward Unity 2, Jan 16, 2009, acrylic painting, 76.2 x 76.2 cm

The Unity and Toward Unity paintings and drawings are a series begun in the Spring of 2009. These works contain the symbols, a hexagram or the six pointed star, the cross and the crescent and polygram or five pointed star. The three symbols represent the three monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. While these symbols have a traditional reference to a particular faith they also are seen and used in other contexts from antiquity to modern times.

Use of the symbols originate from an interest in geometry and in particular the designs  seen in ancient mosques in Egypt,Pakistan, India and Kashmir. A keen interest occurred viewing the domes inside mosques in Kashmir which have a type of muqarnas constructed of carved and decorated wood beams that overlap and progress upwards producing a powerfull sense of depth and movement. Other times light can create an effect on the surface that alternates between defining form and dissolving it. The idea of uniting the three symbols is to convey the message of a common origin and universality of message.

Universal Unity, August 30, 2009 drawing, 76.8 x 76.8 cm,

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Signs of the Seasons

Signs of the seasons, feb 7,2012, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 66 cm

This is a painting that continues the series of the Four Seasons. The four quadrants represent the cycle of seasons beginning with Winter in the upper left and continuing clockwise with Spring, Summer and Autumn.

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The Vessel

The Vessel, Jan 17,2012,coloured pencil on paper, 56 x 76 cm

The drawing is an image of an earthen ware jug with verses inscribed into the paper surface.  The verses, in English translation,are from the Qur’an and the meaning of the word vessel is used in the context of each verse.  

 
 

 

 
 
He has created man out of sounding clay, like pottery. ( Chapter, Ar – Rahman or The Beneficent,verse 14) But him We bore on that vessel made of planks and nails. (Chapter, Al Qamar or The Moon, verse 13) And, indeed, We have caused such floating vessels to remain forever a sign of Our Grace unto mankind: who,then, is willing to take it to heart ? ( Al Qamar, verse 15)
And they will be waited upon with vessels of silver and goblets that will (seem to) be crystal. (Al Insan or The Mankind, verse 15)
..with goblets, and ewers, and cups filled with water from unsullied springs. (Al – Waqi’a or the Event or The Inevitable, verse, 18)
 
Coloured pencil drawing on paper, 56 x 76 cm (detail of clay jug)

      

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Studio Light

Studio Light, Dec 23, 2011, pencil drawing, 77 x 111.5cm

Detail of image

This drawing is another version of the Studio Light images. It is a coloured pencil drawing with incising into the paper surface similar to the technique used in the Ninety Nine Signs drawings and paintings.
The selection of objects for this still life are ones that have been used in previous art works. The salt jar with a spoon, the comb and marbles in jars and the light bulb are all objects that represent ideas seen in earlier works
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