Samra Aslam

My name is Samra Aslam . I follow the contemporary realism, a style of painting that came into being in the 1960’s and 70’s, featuring a straight forward approach to representation practiced by various artists.I like to create art in a natural yet objective style, my discipline is representational art,where the object is to portray the real and not the ideal.Art is a descriptive language to aid visualization..Art  has been my inspiration from an early age. Born and raised in South east Asia I was very fortunate to have been born in a family where education was a prerequisite  for a successful life. Growing up studying in Convent school I had this unconscious burst of creativity  even as a child.I topped in Fine art in my class Faculty of Art which lasted 2 years.which later led me to one of the most prestigious institutions National College of Arts in Lahore ,Pakistan.Where I  studied 4 years and majored in printing making with painting and miniature as minors and successfully finished and submitted my thesis (Moods  and Feelings ) which predominantly was female  figure.Did my Masters in Printmaking.Currently residing in Springfield ,Illinois USA  for the past 25 years. Being in the workforce for almost 25 years I now feel the need to pursue my passion for painting like never before.My art is a compilation of my perception of female form,in various expressions regardless of cultural boundaries..There is no line that marks the limits of this area.Facial expression is one or more motions or positions of the muscles beneath the skin of the face.these movements convey the emotional state of an individual to observers.Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication. Painting to me is a perfect marriage of light…form and color.