Murriyam Latafat is a watercolor and acrylic artist living in Sydney with her husband and two little children. She is originally from Pakistan where she studied Arts in her O’levels. She grew up loving art and has always enjoyed painting. She rediscovered her love for watercolors after the birth of her daughter when she got the urge to paint again. She found herself painting more and more during her daughter’s nap time. She found painting to be therapeutic and it brought her peace, joy and great personal satisfaction.
Painting began as a hobby. There were ups and downs as she juggled between creating beautiful artwork and motherhood. Even though it would get overwhelming at times, finding moments of peace where she could create magic with watercolors, made her realize that this is what she wants to do and turn it into a blooming career.
Her watercolor paintings are beautiful and delicate. Her inspiration comes from the world around her. She finds beauty and pleasure in simple everyday things – from botanicals and landscapes to everyday objects and hopes to convey the beauty of everyday life through her artworks. She recently discovered the wonders of native Australian flowers that are full of colour and vibrant beauty. Through both acrylics and watercolors, she has been exploring and enjoying the challenge of capturing and transferring their gorgeous colours and magnificence on paper. Some of her works, particularly her paintings of classical and kathak dancers are also inspired by Pablo Picasso’s cubism.
All her paintings are lovingly created in her in-home studio where she also runs weekly art classes for kids. Her paintings make her happy and each painting holds a special place in her heart. It gives her great pleasure when they find a forever home with you and give you the same level of joy and satisfaction.