Meet the maker Shelley Jamaine Iqbal

A bit about me...

Originally from West Yorkshire, I have exhibited my art work nationally and I sell my art work both nationally and internationally. I work from my studio in Essex where I spend the majority of my time painting and planning my next works. Along with producing one off original pieces of various different sized and mediums, I have also done some large mural commissions.

I studied Painting and Drawing at Huddersfield University, graduated in 2006 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and Drawing. I won an award for highest marks in my first year of this course and I have worked as a professional artist ever since.

I also studied textiles at Bradford College during my art foundation course where I was awarded a merit for high achievement and I feel this now feeds back into my work when I make my textile and mixed media art works.

I am inspired by decaying nature, bright colours and all things to do with the Gothic subculture. I like to combine my favourite inspirations in an overall New Gothic expressionistic art style, so much of my work has Gothic symbolism or motifs such as skulls and skeletal shapes with bright contrasting colours. I like the contrast between these two opposing styles.

I am particularly interested in natural forms and textures and the feelings they can evoke when used within contemporary art work. I like to imitate or embody these specific interests within my art works and I often to this within imaginary forest landscapes that I create.

I also make finely detailed purely abstract paintings that are inspired by human anatomy, skeletal shapes,abstract expressionism and experimentation.

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Other links to my online art galleries featuring my art works for sale...

My personal art website can be viewed at...

shelleyjamaineartist.myfreesites.net

Prints of some of my paintings are now available at Saatchi Art Online, where you can also choose frames to go with your chosen prints.

Here is a link to my Flickr page so you can see my other works;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shelley_iqbal_fine_artist/

You can also find my artists blog page on Facebook as Shelley Jamaine Fine Art and Crafts where I add new photos and details about the new art works I have been making.

I also sell more of my artwork in original and print form on the Saatchi Art website under the artist name of Shelley Jamaine.

I have many of my large oil paintings and drawings on paper for sale at Saatchi Art online so these larger works will be suitable for exhibiting in larger rooms and spaces such as corporate offices, large entrance hallways and large waiting rooms such as in hospitals, shops, restaurants or cafe bars.

I add fresh new works to my gallery shops every week as I finish my new paintings, so do keep checking back to see my new works.

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Posting and packaging of my artworks...

All my paintings I sell are well bubble wrapped and boxed ( I custom box my larger paintings ) before posting to ensure the paintings get to you in perfect condition.

Thank you for viewing my gallery :-)

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