Featured Artist Rachid Hanbali

Rachid Hanbali infuses his canvases with color, movement and light, bringing to life his depictions of Morocco and its people. To see more of work from this artist, please visit his website.

 

“The Noble African” Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 81cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Noble African” Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 81cm

 

Painting gives me energy. As I have long stated, “It is the soul of my universe, gives comfort in my sorrow and is my reason to love.”

 

“Market Scene with Sheep” Oil on Canvas, 73cm x 55cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Market Scene with Sheep” Oil on Canvas, 73cm x 55cm

 

My early inspirations were the traditional markets, or “souks” of my homeland Morocco, and characters and scenes from here feature strongly in my work.

 

“Dust” Oil on Canvas, 73cm x 55cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dust” Oil on Canvas, 73cm x 55cm

 

However, anywhere or anyone that affects me emotionally can be good subject matter.

 

“Horsemen Galloping” Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 73cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Horsemen Galloping” Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 73cm

 

I plan to expand my repertoire to paint Brazil, London, the Yorkshire Dales and other places which I have visited recently and I have enjoyed very much.

 

“Coming Home” Mixed Media on Canvas, 89cm x 89cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Coming Home” Mixed Media on Canvas, 89cm x 89cm

 

I paint in oils on a good quality linen canvas although I am experimenting with mixed media recently, as you can see in my painting “Coming Home.”

 

“Musician” Oil on Canvas, 75cm x 56cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Musician” Oil on Canvas, 75cm x 56cm

 

In 2009 I won the creativity award at the Contemporary Art Fair in Peking, China.

 

“Marrakech Square” Oil on Canvas, 146cm x 97cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marrakech Square” Oil on Canvas, 146cm x 97cm

 

Recently, I feel my work is achieving more global recognition after having been chosen twice to exhibit with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London.

 

“Patience” Oil on Wood, 48cm x 36cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Patience” Oil on Wood, 48cm x 36cm

 

I am inspired by Joaquin Sorolla, the great Spanish painter, and his “lumiere” technique, or oil paintings infused with sunlight.

 

“Folk Scene” Oil on Canvas, 22cm x 21cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Folk Scene” Oil on Canvas, 22cm x 21cm

 

My ambition is to be famous. I want my paintings and my name to be recognised internationally, and to hold exhibitions in New York and Dubai.

 

“Dyeing Vats of Fez” Oil on Canvas, 114cm x 114cm by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dyeing Vats of Fez” Oil on Canvas, 114cm x 114cm

 

Painting is my life blood and I am constantly pushing my limits, attempting to infuse my work with emotion and originality.

 

“Making Music” Oil on Canvas, 146cm x 97cm- by artist Rachid Hanbali. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Making Music” Oil on Canvas, 146cm x 97cm

 

I want you, the viewer, to be able to enter into the scene and breathe the scents of the souk, taste the spices, hear the music of traditional musicians and enter into my universe.

 

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous work and definitely “oil paintings infused with sunlight.”

  2. Such richness of color and atmosphere…superb!

  3. I love your painting style…beautiful work!!

  4. Your painting is full of the feelings you want to evoke and highly skilled- im sure you will achieve everything you wish for.

  5. Rachid Hanbali says:

    Thankyou very much for your comments! Much appreciated! Rachid

  6. Beautiful paintings, well done.

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