About the Artist
Halima works from her home studio in Sudbury, England. 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.
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.