About the Artist
Halima works mostly from her garden studio in Suffolk, England. Occasionally, she works en plein air in the beautiful countryside near her home. She paints almost every day, is always creating and has been painting professionally since 2006. Halima holds a B.A in Visual Arts and Art History from Occidental College (Los Angeles) and an M.F.A in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco).
The vibrancy and thickness of her paint is a reflection of her feelings toward the subject and the paint itself. By piling on the paint and moving it around in different directions, she brings the subject to life. Most of Halima's paintings are completed in a single sitting so that they remain fresh and immediate.
Her paintings are based on the continued search for comfort, nostalgia and a sense of place. Though she paints many subjects, in recent years she has been drawn to still life painting. She is inspired by garden flowers, decorative vases, patterned cloth, lovely fruit and capturing the essence or feeling of home.
Portrait/figurative painting has also made a resurgence, at the moment it's a personal project exploring a more narrative approach.
If you are interested in booking a studio visit, contact the artist HERE.