Art Quotes, September 2016

“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” – Federico Fellini

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.” – Vincent van Gogh

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” – Oscar Wilde

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


Developing the logo

raashid seyal

Developing the logo was such a fun process. Once I had got it in my head that it had to be the Diwani Jali script, began the task of explaining what was in my head to Raashid Seyal, a calligrapher based in Multan, Pakistan. I’m so grateful to him for doing such a superb job of translating my ideas onto paper and giving me exactly what I wanted.


Heat and Hospitality in Hyderabad


It was another sweltering hot July day when we visited Hussain Chandio in is studio. But the hospitality and kindness we were shown made up for it. It was fascinating to see the canvases at their very inception and to learn the process involved in getting from there to the finished composition.