THE ARTIST

Ikram Syed is a certified professional artist, illustrator and art instructor. He has dedicated years to the arts and is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to develop and share his skills. 

He is self-taught and skilled in multiple mediums such as oil, acrylics, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, India ink etc. and has mastered various application techniques to produce many captivating mixed media artwork over the years. 

Ikram has worked with schools, universities and organizations gives Ikram an all around advantage to combine both disciplines of art and teaching.

THE ARTWORK

Ikram has recently illustrated a children's  picture book called 'Elephant's Makeover' which is written

by award-winning Canadian author and story teller Rukhsana Khan and published by Ruqaya's Bookshelf.

Explore his portfolio to discover why those special pieces were created, what they were inspired by, and learn more about their medium and techniques. 

THE INSPIRATION

Ikram is inspired by nature and still-life. He is passionate about recreating the beauty his eyes see in the form of art. Ikram discovered his love for art quite early in his life.

At a young age of 13, he won a national award for painting in India. This experience boosted his never ending passion for fine arts.