Fauzia Khan

Calligrapher and Islamic Artist

About the art.

Fauzia Khan is a self-taught calligrapher with the ability to write in various different English Scripts as well as Arabic and Urdu. She has also learnt about the mathematical concepts behind Islamic geometric art and has used this knowledge to help teach her students in Maths lessons.

The artist uses many media, including painting on glass and wood, but especially watercolour, gouache and inks with metal as well as bamboo pens and brushes.

The calligraphy can be a geometric design, be part of a watercolour design or be a piece of illuminated art. Many of the pieces show a fusion of Islamic influences and English calligraphy.
The artist takes her inspiration from nature, taking landscape photos to later use in the artwork.

The artist also tries to draw in the quality of light and also the symbolism of light in religious worship and texts into her work.
The main reason behind the artwork is to promote peace and understanding between people of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds. The artist tries to choose verses that show non-Muslims that Islam is not an alien religion, She also seeks to show the humanity in all races and cultures by using sayings and poetry that talk about the aspects of human nature that we all share.
One of her favourite quotes is that of Peter Ustinov who said, "Love is an endless act of forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit".

This is particularly important because she believes as Muslims we should be able to show and promote forgiveness within our families, communities and nations as this was an attribute of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

and strongly recommended by Allah in the Quran.

Fauzia is available for exhibitions and workshops. She also takes commissions, is selling many of the pieces and prints for charity and also makes hand-made cards and bookmarks, which are a small way of spreading the sentiments of faith and peace.

Recent Exhibitions

Salford Uni Islamic Society Islamic Awareness Week 06

Liverpool Uni Islamic Society Islamic Awareness Week 06

Leeds Central Library April 7-26 th 06

Museum of Liverpool 22 nd and 23 rd April 06

For more information on the artist's work please phone: 07903607649