I met John (Mu’adh) and his wife Mo (Iman) during a recent visit to Ireland when we were thrilled to be guest in their home. Some mutual friends from the Norwich Muslim community had introduced them to us, so we called them before our arrival in Ireland and they both insisted that we should visit and stay with them – at least for a night or so.
I have to be honest and say that I previously had no idea about John’s style of painting and art but I was curious to learn. When we arrived at the house, John was sitting on his sofa and working on his sketch book of paintings. Yes – a book of paintings being worked on simultaneously, in which he was creating a different painting on every page. Some were half done, some completed and some were just starting to take shape. [Read more…]