Furrah Syed is an abstract artist who specialises in painting heavily-textured canvases using acrylics, oils and mixed-media. Prior to obtaining her degree in Sciences and subsequently pursuing a corporate career, she studied Fine Art and Textile Design along with Art History in London. During a career break to raise a family Furrah's passion for creating abstract art was reignited; she returned to her true calling and subsequently undertook further studies at the London based Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design. Now, with an established art practice in London, Furrah is a full-time artist and an accomplished educator.
Furrah’s works show a strong commitment to colour, texture and movement. Focusing primarily on ‘pure’ colour, Furrah uses the canvas as a vehicle to promote the drama created by the interaction of pigment with brushes and various other tools. Her bold experimentations using mixed media have been well received within the art community. Her paintings have a very strong visual effect and compel the viewer to delve into the world of a purely abstract expression of vivid emotions, pure energy and turbulent moods.
Using her heavily textured canvases as the main medium, Furrah devised and further developed art appreciation workshops for the blind and partially sighted which she has successfully conducted in various locations in UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. These workshops cover techniques for 'feeling' art, recognising colour energies as well as actually creating tactile art with the participants.
On a personal note concerning social responsibility, Furrah actively supports charitable causes through her art globally. She is a goodwill ambassador for The Sage Foundation (part of the Clinton Global Initiative) and a supporter of SUKRUPA which benefits under-priviledged children in India. Furrah is also engaged in art related fundraising events for charities such as The Royal National Institute for the Blind in UK, the Global Dialogue Foundation and Bumblebee Creative Social Enterprises in Australia.
You are invited to share in the eclectic mix of vivid colors and fascinating textures that define the work of this versatile and exciting artist.