“I approach each painting in the spirit of the moment, building layer upon layer, finding the perfect balance between form, content, tradition and abstraction. Being influenced by Post-Impressionist painters, my work has an emphasis on light, colour and texture. I also use my immediate surroundings as my muse. Painting familiar subjects makes it easier to loosen up. The process becomes less about rendering and more about expressing life.”
Halima works mostly from her home studio in Sudbury, England, but does occasionally work en plein air. She paints almost every day and is always creating. She holds a B.A in Visual arts and Art History from Occidental College in Los Angeles and an M.F.A in Painting & Drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has had a love of art since childhood and has been painting professionally since 2006. Her work is currently represented by several galleries in the UK.