My art is hope, a wager against despair, a way of affirming my defiant humanity. In painting, I bond with colour to sing the sorrow and pain of a ravaged homeland, though it is not colour with which I paint, it is with my humanity, my soul.

Shooting Stars: Baghdad À Paris  (series)  Achernar ‘  River’s End' Acrylic on canvas 92x73cm Paris 2018

Shooting Stars: Baghdad À Paris (series) Achernar ‘River’s End' Acrylic on canvas 92x73cm Paris 2018

Bird Symphony        (series) Acrylic on paper/canvas Paris 2015 COLLECTION  MANSOURIA FOUNDATION   BIRD SYMPHONY is a collection of drawings made during my brief residency at the   Cité Internationale des Arts Paris   (Aug-Dec 2015) in response to the tragic mass migration we are witnessing world-over. In the name of Freedom and Democracy and in the name of Religion, atrocities are committed, the result of which innocent lives find themselves in pursuit of 'safety' outside their homelands, often jeopardizing their very lives in the process. Forced to leave everything behind; their beautiful lands, homes, loved ones, carrying nothing more than their sorrow-filled hearts and memories, not knowing what the future holds; it is a sad mad world. Yet still... "Nothing is more powerful than beauty in a wicked world. Amos Lee"

Bird Symphony (series) Acrylic on paper/canvas Paris 2015 COLLECTION MANSOURIA FOUNDATION

BIRD SYMPHONY is a collection of drawings made during my brief residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris (Aug-Dec 2015) in response to the tragic mass migration we are witnessing world-over. In the name of Freedom and Democracy and in the name of Religion, atrocities are committed, the result of which innocent lives find themselves in pursuit of 'safety' outside their homelands, often jeopardizing their very lives in the process. Forced to leave everything behind; their beautiful lands, homes, loved ones, carrying nothing more than their sorrow-filled hearts and memories, not knowing what the future holds; it is a sad mad world. Yet still... "Nothing is more powerful than beauty in a wicked world. Amos Lee"

No Matter What Happens Now        Acrylic on canvas 146x122cm London 2015 COLLECTION

No Matter What Happens Now Acrylic on canvas 146x122cm London 2015 COLLECTION

Maryam Baghdad    (series) Acrylic on canvas 120x100cm London 2015. In tribute to every grieving mother who has lost a loved one through conflict, brutality and violence. My heart aches and connects with all those mothers, in our homelands and beyond, who continue to suffer similar plights to Mariam in our present times.

Maryam Baghdad (series) Acrylic on canvas 120x100cm London 2015. In tribute to every grieving mother who has lost a loved one through conflict, brutality and violence. My heart aches and connects with all those mothers, in our homelands and beyond, who continue to suffer similar plights to Mariam in our present times.