Biography / Artist statement
Zahra works as a professional fine artist and take commissions. Currently, Zahra exhibits with Hampstead Garden Suburb Artists, Society of Fulham Artists and Potters, and Richmond Art Society.
For Zahra, art is about the way we look at things. Zahra puts her emotions of what she sees onto the canvas. Zahra likes to work with the way light and colour makes our impressions of places and people. Her love for art started as a young girl in Portugal and she was interested in how the weather affected how everyday things felt and looked. Zahra studied creative arts in Portugal and took an undergraduate in Art History and Classics from Open University and a graduate degree in Ancient History from Kings College London. Zahra has done an internship at the British Museum as a researcher. She has also worked as a guide at Leighton House Museum, and catalogued and photographed work in the Archive and Conservation department of the Courtauld Institute of Art. She enjoys bringing art into the everyday through paintings.