With an Architectural career spanning three continents, watercolor has always been an important medium in the work of Shameem Khan, to convey an initial representation of any design project.
The fluidity and transparency of watercolors makes it an ideal choice to loosely represent the vision and feasibility of the design.
With the onset of digital technology and computer-generated imagery, the role of watercolors took a back seat for a while and was shelved as an occasional weekend dabble.
Taking part and winning an award in a local Nanaimo art festival, rekindled Khan’s desire to immerse himself into the unpredictable and wonderful ways of watercolor once again and has been painting on a regular basis since. With a few more art shows and awards under his belt, watercolor has become Khan’s medium of choice to express his art to his growing and appreciative audiences.
Khan derives inspiration from architectural styles and relationships of shapes and forms to each other and the impact to the light and atmospheric mood that can be expressed into a painting style unique to the artist. The subject matter of the artwork has a wide range of urban and rural settings from almost every region of the globe, however shape and form, light and mood with a unifying color family are a common thread in all the artworks.
Shameem Khan has regular exhibited his watercolors in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, and is a winner of numerous awards for his work.