There is an artist in all of us but how many of us know about it. There is always some inspiration or teachings that inspire and guide us in life. AsmaArshadMahmood also has such learning and inspirations which she shared with us, exhibiting through her art in a colorful display. “This exhibition is a tribute to my father who taught me to enjoy everything in life as an adventure. He taught me to draw. He taught me to dream’’ said Asma.
AsmaMahmood is a Mississauga based artist who completed her masters in Fine Arts and studio practice from York University. Asma works as a General Manager for Cre8iv80 Studio and as Artistic Director for Promenade Gallery in Mississauga. Established as an art gallery located at the premier location in Mississauga with major transit routes in immediate vicinity, this gallery aims to serve artists and community as an arts and events venue. Her art work is informed by her personal experiences. Her work inspires from old letters, cards, mountains, landscapes and most of all her father.
There were a lot of people that applauded her work. I spoke to one such admirer at the art exhibition that said, “it’s great to have an art gallery in the heart of Mississauga area.” Going back in time, Asma tells us “I remember my good friend NazirSabir, encouraging and keeping my dream to scale to Himalayas. He made me fall in love with mountains”. She continues “the exhibition is also a way to thank Raja Changez who trusted me with his technique of scaling these massive mountains with my paint brush.”
I am in love with colors this season. Everywhere that I go, it makes me so cheerful to see all the nice and bright colors around me. And so were the paintings. There is fabulous use of vibrant colors on canvas, carefully projected by Asma. She said, “The painted mountains and landscapes are another chapter in my development as a visual artist. I have created large canvases to go back to the basic skills and visual temptation of a colorist”.