"In God's Country" by Sidrah Hakim, Oils on Canvas
24" X 36"
Oils on Canvas
Original Art Work
MONTANA SKY Definition - God's Country: an area or region supposed to be favoured by God.... I remember the first time I visited America, I was mesmerized by the various colours of the sky at sunset. The vastness of the horizon... How the landscape would change as soon as you enter a new state. Similarly, the colours of the sky would change with the backdrop of mountains or canyons....or the ocean... Whatever the landscape, the sky would dominate the scene. I remember when I first saw a dramatic sunset while driving through Wyoming, I said to my husband, " this is God's Country". I had read a book when I was young where the author described the sky on a ranch in Montana and I had already painted a picture of it in my head. Although, I have yet to visit Montana, the memory of the sky in my head matched the real sunsets and will stay with me till my last breath. I knew I would paint a landscape with mountains and my version of a mesmerizing sky based on some of my memories, including the memory of the Montana Sky.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
My journey of Art has spanned over two decades beginning from 1995, with four years of learning before that under the guidance of a very senior artist. This journey has brought me to where I am today with the desire to expose my art to all those who would feel the same as I feel about life through art.
The subject of all my art varies depending on my state of mind in that phase of life, therefore they span from spiritual, landscape, seascape, and even abstract. I hope this journey inspires and creates a sense of calm to all those who set their eyes upon it.
You see, it all started when I was in the 6th grade and tried my first painting. I still remember clearly it was a water colour painting of a vase with roses in it. From then on I used to look forward to every ART class and I would paint away from rivers to clouds and simple landscapes. I knew from that age that I just loved to paint, but never took it seriously as I had to complete my education, and then life happened.....however, I never gave up on painting. I took classes as a teenager and evolved to higher subjects and mediums like oil paintings. I’ve been painting in oils for over two decades now.
I quit my desk job of about 17 years and decided to pursue my passion for ART. I changed my outlook overnight and started working on Wrigglingworm Studio. The goal is to dedicate this online space to all things related to ART. From Selling paintings to sharing information related to art (in the blog section) or going on a journey of ART from the basics (in the video section), there are no limits...
I believe that Life is an ART.... Exhibitions:
Participated in BIANCOSCURO Art Contest 2019 Participated in BIANCOSCURO Art Contest 2021
Participated in Montreux Art Fair 2019 - Stand BIANCOSCURO – NOVEMBER 06, 2019 TO NOVEMBER 10, 2019
Participated in Art Innsbruck Edition 16 -19 January 2020 Publications and Reviews SEPTEMBER EDITION OF BIANCOSCURO ART MAGAZINE, Italy.
Saatchi Art Emerging Artist Platform Gallery104 Alpha Art Design