The Artist

Salaam, I'm Shazia, and I paint under my middle name "Rashida"
"I believe in the power of healing within Art, and finding peace in its beauty"

You could call me the proverbial "Artist in the Attic" - my Art studio aka home attic, is the place where I create works huge and tiny, bold and intricate. As in Inter-disciplinary Artist I refuse to confine my creativity, and will create a wide variety of work.
I like to create in collections. My inspiration comes from many things surrounding me, sometimes it will be my faith, and other times it can be challenges faced whilst raising my Autistic son


My preference is mixed media, particularly the use of natural objects within my work. I love to use wood, sand, shells, branches from trees and other elements within my paintings. I feel that they each have their story to tell, the happiness and sorrow also witnessed by them is symbolist to me of our own lives. 

 I also find joy in teaching Art, by facilitating Art therapy workshops within the community. I currently offer a limited amount of in-person courses, where you can be sure to make friends, and be relaxed, whilst also creating a beautiful piece to call your own.

I offer group workshops also, and would love to hear from you if you’d like to book a course to suit your dates and times.



Rashida grew up in a small african country called Malawi where she spent most of her childhood exploring arts and crafts. After moving to the UK in 2010, she had little opportunity to pursue her passion as she was busy raising her family and caring for her son with special needs. It is only after the loss of her sister in 2016 that she was inspired to pick up her paintbrush again. Her earliest work was a coping mechanism for her grief.

After finding healing through art, she decided to continue and make it her full time career. With encouragement from her family and friends, she went on to open her ETSY shop in 2018, and hasn't looked back since. 

She has completed commissions for private collectors both locally and internationally. So far Rashida's work has reached over 12 different countries. Other than the UK, she has sent prints and originals to USA, Germany, France, Israel, Australia, Austria, and Oman.

In addition to her Original paintings, she offers framed and canvas prints, and option for wholesale orders.

During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, she further invested in herself, and took an indepth course in Surface Pattern Design


Recent Exhibitions:

"True Value, 2018", at LCB Design Craft Exhibition

May 2-May 16 2019

"Origin, 2020" and "Exhale, 2020", Love Art Exhibition

‘Inhale” and “Exhale” , Belvoir Art Gallery, Leicester

June-July 2021