How would you describe your art - in one sentence, or a short phrase.
My art varies in style, while most subjects are mainly nature and flowers, my style of painting differs as I am also still learning new techniques every time I create a new painting.
Photo of you in your studio; or beside an art piece that you like.
One sentence to describe your studio / the place you work.
It's a cozy basement studio, where I am also at home with my family, creating art, doing what I love.
Photos of your 3 best artworks, the title and a short description.
Painting of butterflies roaming together. I used pink and a touch of blue and purple, soft colours. I used my fingers to enhance the lines of the wings of each butterfly. I wanted it to look alive, by applying layers to the butterflie
Painting of roses growing on my fence, entangled with each other, trying to reach for the sun. Same technique, used my fingers for the petals of the roses. Combination of a few colours, brown for the fence, red, pink and white for the roses.
Blown In The Wind:
I love this painting. This actually reminds me of my childhood, or children playing with the toy windmill, except you don't see any children here. I was trying to make the toy mills move in circles. I used a few colours, combining warm and cold colours together. I believe the customer loves it too. This painting is also sold.
Most memorable art commission - what was the piece about, who commissioned the art, what was the experience like.
It is a painting of flowers on branches of a tree, commissioned by Mariam Valliani. The client knew about me from online sources. It was a learning experience for me, I took 3 days to finish the painting and made sure that the client was satisfied with the outcome
How you work with your clients - a short description of how you develop concepts and ideas, and collaborate with your clients.
Most of my clients live miles away from me. They usually contact me online. The typical way is emails between myself and my clients back and forth just to make sure we are both on the right path. So far, it has been good. I always ask them to view my paintings before I start, so i know that they are aware of my style.
Sometimes, my clients send me photos or pictures of how they want the painting. I make sure we developed a good understanding of what is expected, what colours to use, how big/small the painting should be, everything should be in agreement. I don't mind having to redo everything as long as my client is satisfied at the end of project.
What/who inspires you?
Travelling and going places, that's what usually inspires me to paint.
Browse Norhani Abdul Rahman's artworks on The Commissioned.