Shazia Mahmood studied Fine Art Painting at Winchester School of Art (1993-1997).
Since completing her artistic studies, she has devoted her time to the exploration of a very specific and quite unique method of painting. Her process-based technique relies on the phenomenon of chromatography - the colour-separation reaction that occurs when two specific mediums interact. In her work the base medium is a layer of PVA glue on canvas. When inks are then applied the glue draws out the individual dyes to create a distinctive colour transition.
For the past 10 years Shazia has painted exclusively from an area around the Western Isles. She has been captivated by this area primarily because of the pure drama and the multitude of changing weather conditions – evoked through her intimate knowledge of the chromatic technique, allowing her to control the progress of each reaction to produce her desired visual result.
Shazia then decided to move away from these scenes and experimented with the East Anglian landscape, capturing the beautiful scenery around that coastal area and producing pieces which are just as powerful as the Scottish coastline.
She has now focussed her inspiration on Cornish scenes and the atmospheric scenery is reminiscent of the Scottish scenes - the powerful storms, the waves and the vast landscape prove to the viewer you can be anywhere in the UK and experience this beautiful scenery.
Prices range from: £645 - £2,500
The Mourne Mountains, Ireland
mixed media, 40x100cm
mixed media, 79x38cm
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