Arabic Style Calligraphy
I love the form, style and grace of Arabic calligraphy. Unfortunately, I don't understand a word of Arabic. Doh! As languages (other than gobbledygook) is not one of my talents, I am unlikely ever to master Arabic. So, I've taken inspiration from the letter forms and adapted them to English words.
These are some of the calligraphy prints and paintings that I have available.
I am happy to accept commissions if there is a particular word, name or phrase that you have in mind.
This spells out the word 'beginning'. Ink and gold leaf on 'tenjin' paper. Written using a brush. Original painting. Unframed. Mount 595 x 595 mm. Aperture 477 x 477 mm. Image 400 x 380mm.
The word 'Genesis" in white watercolour on screenprinted green lokta paper. Written using a brush. Unframed. Mount 406 x 508 mm. Aperture/ image area 250 x 387mm. Image 190 x 290mm.
Bold, minimalist design inspired by Kufic calligraphy.
Still I Rise
Spelling out the phrase "Still I rise", inspired by the poem by Maya Angelou. In ink and gold leaf on 'tenjin' paper. Written using a brush. Original painting. Unframed. Mount 800 x 595 mm. Aperture 620 x 473mm. Image 447 x 393mm.
Bold, minimalist calligraphy in black acrylic on screen printed, copper lokta paper.
Unframed. Mount 456 x 610 mm. Aperture 276 x 447mm. Image 170 x 345mm.
Spelling out the word 'believe', this is written on 'tenjin' paper in ink. The dot of the 'i' is gold leaf. This calligraphy piece is written with a brush. Original painting. Unframed. Mount 800 x 596 mm. Aperture 592 x 415 mm. Image 492 x 333mm.
Commission Arabic style word
Your name or favourite word in the style of Arabic calligraphy? Contact me to have a chat about it!
Acrylic and watercolour on wenzhou paper. The word "love" in an abstract, architectural style. Red chrysanthemums, in watercolour, nestle against the curve of the 'O'. Mount 594 x 420mm. Aperture 415 x 266mm. Image 345 x 205mm
The Word Was With God
Calligraphy inspired by the style of kufic. This painting consists of the words 'God' and 'Word', together with arabesque motifs.
"In the beginning was the word, And the word was with God, And the word was God".
Original painting. Acrylic and ink on paper. Mount 594 x 420mm. Aperture 413 x 298mm. Image 375 x 266mm.
Acrylic on paper. This painting spells out the word "shine". It is inspired by the letterforms of Arabic.
Inspired by the style of kufic, this calligraphy work features the word 'time' rotated twelve times around a circle. The central rosette comprises arabesque style motifs.
Acrylic and ink on paper.
Original painting. Unframed. Mount 595 x 595 mm. Aperture 433 x 435 mm. Image 414 x 414mm.
Let There Be Light
The words" Let There be Light" arranged in circular form. Inspired by Kufic calligraphy.
Acrylic on paper. Original painting. Unframed. Mount 595 x 595 mm. Aperture 474 x 462 mm. Image 424 x 411mm
Bring Forth Buds
Imitation gold leaf with acrylic ink calligraphy and watercolour vines. On paper.
The wording is two separate quotes, one from the Bible and one from the Qu'ran.
Frame 640 x 540 mm. Image area 580 x 480 mm.
Ink, Acrylic, Copper leaf and imitation gold leaf on paper. Frame 485 x 665 mm. Image area 230 x 432 mm.
Poem by Kahlil Gibran
Arabic Style prints
These are some of the limited edition, original 'pochoir' prints that are available.