About

Artist Statement:

“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.”

– H.W-Dixon

  Artist Bio:

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.

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4 Replies to “About”

  1. Just found your blog and work online Halima and adore your work for its vibrancy , freedom of spirit, clarity of colour and joyous loose rendering . I would love to paint even a fraction like that! I live in East Anglia and wondered if you hold any courses I could attend? Please let me know.

    Ps The linocuts are wonderful too – something I enjoy making also.

    Barbara

    1. Hello Barbara!

      I am glad you enjoy my work. I do not hold any courses, but I do offer in-home private lessons if you live in a reasonable distance from Sudbury. More info can be found by clicking the private lessons tab at the top of my blog page. In the meantime, I would be very happy to answer any questions you may have about my process, technique and materials.

      -Halima 🙂

  2. Halima, Another big fan of your work here. I can’t tell from your videos, but are you using raw linen canvases for your work? Or what?
    Thanks, Patty

    1. Hello Patty,

      Thank you for watching my videos and visiting my blog. I am using a raw linen canvas board that has a clear primer on it. It makes for a nice neutral base. I don’t usually use it for my larger works, I paint on gessoed hardboard.

      Hope this helps!

      -Halima

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