Salah was born and raised in Bokan in Eastern Kurdistan; he immigrated to Canada in summer of 1990. He began drawing from a young age using pen and pencil only Inspired by his older brother, he spent his free time as a teen sketching from art books.
He is self taught artist; he fell in love with oils and decided to focus on painting figure and portrait since 2015.
Salah's style is classical painting methods. His choice of subject comes from his interest in ideas about beauty, and emotional connections. The painting on this page are all his original paintings.
Salah now resides in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada with his two children. He works full time as a professional photographer and focusing more and more each day as a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist.
September 2022 - Richmond Hill Art Walk, Richmond Hill, Ontario
-March 2018 - Solo art Exhibition, Skylight Gallery, Town of Aurora
-November 2017 - Richmond Hill Group of Artist; York Region Open Juried Art Show, The Mill Pond Gallery
-May 2016 - First Place, Society of York Region Artists Juried Art Show, Town of Aurora
-September 2015 & Richmond Hill Group of Artist Group Show, The Mill Pond Gallery
-May 2015 - Spring Fling – Richmond Hill Group of Artist & Group Exhibition, The Mill Pond Gallery
Everyday human beings interact with one another. Each person has their own set of expressions and characteristics that define who they are.
My choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty, and emotional connections.
As an artist, I feel the need to try and understand the personality of the human being I’m portraying in a work. The human face and figure is something I’m familiar with, but being able to discover how to capture a personality through a still image and clearly communicate with my audience is what fuels my passion for art.
I am inspired by the moments we lose to memorize. I hope to bottle up happy moments in my art to save for later. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these portraits reference memories of home and family. These collection of work comes from my desire to preserve those beautiful moments in life through a painting.
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