Art is the only form of expression that allows me to dream while awake, run wild in the woods naked as I paint not literally but that’s how it feels. I have been drawing since I was five. My older brother Sonny encouraged me as he was an amazing artist himself. I loved him so... Continue Reading →
Zaina Budaly graduated from Bath Spa University in 2012 having studied Art and Creative Writing. Her main passion is writing poetry and fiction. Last year, she self-published her first novel, Mr 101, under the pseudonym of Z.R. Ghani. She also likes to experiment with different paper marbling techniques and appreciates the free-flowing and psychedelic appearance of... Continue Reading →
Saba Khan is a self-taught, London based artist that makes powerful, vibrant, dynamic art exploring random surreal moments in our sensual, emotional, spiritual and geopolitical lives. Concerned with constructed truths, myths, advantages and disadvantages of a branded society, her work examines unknown and unseen moments in the everyday choices that people make. After he left for... Continue Reading →
The Wob Dwiyet is the national costume of several Caribbean Islands including Dominica and St Lucia. As well as colourful floral patterns, some dresses include madras cotton which is named after its place of origin Madras, India. Read more about Jacqueline and see her work at the 2017 Waltham Forest Mela. http://www.blaqjacq.wixsite.com/jacqueline-mcfarlane
Her Hijâb, 2017, is a series of photographic images created for my degree show on the completion of my studies at the London College of Communication. Self-identity and religion are recurring themes in my practice, and over time I have learnt to use photography as a vehicle to represent my personal experiences. Read more about... Continue Reading →
My work reflects two sides of my interests: my socialist views and my love of mythologies. I have found many inspirational images on my journeys in William Morris’ footsteps, in tiny details of the ancient churches and cathedrals of Britain and Europe. The plight of refugees, trying to escape the horrors of war and hunger,... Continue Reading →
Richa Vora is a professional artist originally from Kolhapur, India now living in London, UK. She loves expressing herself through painting and drawing, taking inspiration from the journey of her life. She started drawing whilst at school in Kolhapur inspired by her schoolteacher who identified and fostered her natural artistic talent. This talent developed into... Continue Reading →
“Art is the only form of expression that allows me to dream while awake, run wild in the woods naked as I paint not literally but that’s how it feels.” See Shazia’s work and know more about her work at the 2017 Waltham Forest Mela.