Today’s Featured Artist is Amira Rahim:
I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and painting shortly after that. I didn’t go to art school, so I guess you could say I am self taught. I really decided to become a professional artist about 2 years ago when I relocated to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Finding myself in a new country completely out of my comfort zone forced me to reconnect with the truest parts of myself. Art has been an awakening and a therapy for me.
I like to paint in acrylics now but I used to use oil paints for years. When I started experimenting with abstract art, I found that acrylic mediums allowed me to work with the immediacy that I needed to loosen up.
How long have you been an artist?
I’ve been an artist since a kid.
What tips can you give that have made your artwork easier, such as tools, brushes, paint, etc? (this may help others)
I’ve found that squinting or taking a picture of the painting with my camera phone really helps me see the whole picture. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with new media.
I sell my work at www.amirarahim.com and via my Facebook page.
Thank you Artist Amira Rahim!
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