Tamkeen Siddique is a painter based in Toronto, Canada. She creates landscape paintings using acrylic paints applied on wood panel. When thinking about a subject matter for her painting, this quote by Bernard Williams serves as a great inspiration to her – “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”
Her work explores the divine mystique and magnetism of natural light to pull us towards it for warmth, energy and also in search for hope. Her goal as an artist is to pull the viewer into the painting so he can follow the brushstrokes whilst romanticizing the power of hope. She is deeply influenced by the beauty of nature and places a great deal of importance on the role of natural light and the elements it illuminates in her paintings. As light instantaneously attracts the viewer to a focal point, she carefully chooses the right lighting to convey the mood of the painting.
Inspiration for Tamkeen is found in many places. As a child she found immense solace in reading storybooks with colourful imagery and illustrations. This style of aesthetics reflects in her choice of vibrant colours, technique with brushstrokes and style of artwork. She is an avid admirer of works by Michael J. Smith, Craig Penny and Oga Kazuo.