Posted on January 16 2018
First, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I pray you are all settling in well to 2018, God-willing.
This blog post hopefully brings you some good news....
Over the years, I have been very fortunate to have met people who are interested in my work for their own private collections. Yet, in early 2017, during my company re-brand, I decided to increase my product range to include mounted prints as I wanted to ensure that my art could be accessible to everyone. I am a firm believer that every person should and has the right to own meaningful art which brings them happiness and maybe some inspiration. And if you feel that way about my work then alhamdulillah, I am forever grateful.
During meetings with my team at the end of 2017, it was suggested that we should do something that we have never ever done before, and something that I will most likely never do again... It was suggested that I have a sale of my ORIGINAL paintings.
You're probably asking why? Why am I doing this now, after so many years? The simple answer is I have had a lot of work in exhibition for the last few of years; from London, to Manchester, to the UAE to Saudi Arabia. And I believe the time has now come to consolidate and to move on and to make way for new work. But it also more than that...
If you have followed my work for some time and you have had your eye on a particular piece then there is a chance that painting may be in the sale... My deepest desire with this sale is to give people who have long dreamed of owning an original work, a REAL opportunity to purchase a real investment piece. One that they will not only enjoy alone, but one that their families will also enjoy for generations to come, insha'Allah. My art is a direct extension of me and of my innermost conversations with God; my art is my dhikr, my meditation; and my art will God-willing, one-day be my legacy. I would love for you all to be a part of that.
The special sales page will go live at 00:00am GMT on the 5th of February 2018 and the sale will end at 23:59am GMT on the 16th February 2018, without exception. There will be no pre-issued lists of which paintings are going on sale as I want this to be fair. Paintings will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The sale will only be on a limited number of my works. Not all the works in my current portfolio will be available as part of this one-off promotion. I will announce the URL for the sale on Instagram and Facebook; 5 days before the start date of the sale.
We are currently finalising pricing and other details for the sale so stay tuned over forthcoming days and weeks for more information.
All the very best,