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About the artist

Hashim Akib - Born 1967 England

Working as an illustrator for over 15 years has provided valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and painting techniques. My client list varies from The Times newspapers, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Time magazine, ad campaign for Smirnoff, a stamp for Royal Mail and concepts for a product range for W.H.Smith.

Over the last few years I have been keen to explore my own ideas and evoke a greater emotional response in my paintings.

Contrasting flecks of colour, heavy textural paint and expressive brush strokes combine to bring greater depth and mood to each painting. v I am inspired by everyday images around me. Recently I painted a series of paintings in various cities as well as in and around the Notting Hill Carnival.


  • 1987 Highly Commended, Cadbury's Young Artist of the Year
  • 2000 Braintree Summer Open, Hannay Award
  • 2005 International Artist Publication, 'Favourite Subjects'
  • 2005 Winner SAA Professional Artist 05
  • 2006 Sucessful entry into The Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition, Mall Galleries
  • 2006 Sucessful entry into The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries
  • 2007 Winner SAA Professional Artist 07
  • 2007 Third Prize, Artist & Illustrators Self Portrait Competition

Hashim Akib

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Brick Lane Shade
Acrylic on Canvas
28"x33" 795

Brick Lane Cab
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x21" SOLD

Chatsworth Road
Acrylic on canvas
30"x21" SOLD

After the Carnival
Acrylic on canvas
19"x28" SOLD

Acrylic on canvas
24"x19" 650