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Shazia

Shazia

I was a moderately quiet child growing up. My mother was an excellent seamstress. I would sit under her sewing table and listen attentively to her stories, carrying me to a benign world full of hope and love but often with a foreboding and creeping sadness that lay untold.
I knew from an early age I had the ability to draw. But it was the ability to remember and learn by heart details that became the future benchmark of the work I now produce. The stories told and retold as a child helped, in part, to create a palpable and lucid world deciphered only through the use of drawing.
At school I was taught by great art teachers. Their grounding, nurturing and kind devotion helped provide the push and inspiration to further my potential. I studied for a foundation course in art and design, followed by a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in illustration.
After my three years I went backpacking around Latin America and Africa. Read More

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