Sumaiya Afrin sees her life as a painter as a journey where she is constantly learning and evolving in her techniques and skills. She therefore allows herself to remain authentic, and to be free to explore or paint a variety of subject matters, following her heart, and what she has found to inspire her in the moment. Each new, blank canvas is seen as a way to allow herself to become immersed in her paints and apply the layers in ways to present on canvas what is in her mind and soul. Her expressionistic, abstract, palette knife painting style to create unique & striking textured mixed media acrylic paintings that reflect her love of nature & the beauty, movement, texture & light found within it.
Sumaiya Afrin usually creates her original paintings by applying layers of paint with palette knives in her impasto style that in many pieces develop an almost 3-D effect, or in some instances abstract paintings that are reminiscent of old weathered, textured, peeling paint. Sumaiya Afrin traded in the grade books, glue sticks & glitter for her palette knives, canvas, & paint. For the past decade, Sumaiya Afrin has been selling her unique paintings locally in her page Precious Collections, in galleries, and via online galleries to homeowners, collectors, designers, hospitality services, and major entertainment corporations.