ART BY BAHA
Paintings, Ink Drawings and Artisan Ceramics
Broad round strokes on large canvas and tiny, intricate curves on her ink drawings bring her works to life - constantly moving, turning, in rhythm with the earth; constantly creating life. Her artwork is inspired by women: powerful and resilient, sensual and vivacious.
Her use of color intentionally calls the onlooker to celebrate love, nature and the beauty of life.
INK OR INK AND OIL
Ink Drawings demonstrate a level of intricacy and delicate, thin lines with which Baha illustrates the best of the world as she sees it: cityscapes nostalgic of peaceful times in old historic towns around the Mediterranean - Damascus, Jerusalem, Istanbul; beautiful women working in the Old Squares, leading as merchants at busy marketplaces; portraits of women on poufs, serene, at home or with others, deep in debate; dervishes, made female, pregnant in deep meditation and in complete unison with the turning planet where everything is born.
HAND PAINTED AND FIRED
BAHA Ceramics are made using traditional high temperature firing methods from her at-home studio. Baha hand-paints imported bisque and fires them in her own kiln. All ceramics are one-of-a-kind and painted by the artist herself. They make for beautiful gifts for friends or family, and are an accessible way to own a painted work by Baha Omary Kikhia. All BAHA Ceramics are designed with the artists trademark colorful style, and intended to spark joy to those who own them.
Baha Omary Kikhia is a female Syrian-American artist who trained in Fine Arts at the Universities of Baghdad and Damascus in the late 1960s. She moved to live between New York and Paris in the seventies, where her paintings took off. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, New York City, Brussels, Washington D.C. and London. She was most recently featured in Richmond Homes Magazine's November 2020 issue.
Her trademark energy and use of bright colors still feature in much of her recent work. Even her depiction of old cities, landscapes and Bedouin gatherings evoke the presence of 'the feminine'.
Today, she resides in Virginia where she owns a commercial space and continues to work out of her private, at-home studio. she continues to work from her home in Richmond, Virginia.