Hashim began his artistic career as an illustrator working in both editorial and design for over fifteen years. These years provided valuable experience in developing a backbone of competent drawing and painting techniques, creating conceptual ideas and a professionalism towards the creative arts.
Having moved away from illustration and into fine art Hashim has won numerous awards, including in 2009 the SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year, having won the Professional title in both 2005 and 2007. He worked with the art manufacturer DalerRowney in their relaunch of the System 3 Acrylic range producing paintings for the ad campaign, demonstrating the versatility of the paint at various events and on live television.
His first book entitled ‘Vibrant Acrylics’ was published by Search Press in 2012. He has been featured in various art publications and is a regular contributor to the Artists and Illustrators magazine. A couple of new books were published in 2017 on ‘Painting Urban and Cityscapes’ by Crowood Press and Dorling Kindersley’s ‘Artists Painting Techniques’ while his next publication will be on ‘Portraiture in Acrylics’ due in 2019. Hashim is represented by several galleries in the UK and has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London. Hashim has also taught his unique techniques and creative thinking courses to art schools in the UK and in Europe.
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