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My love for art started as a young child in art class. I always had a passion to create something from nothing; to take a blank canvas and bring it to life.

But my path to becoming an artist was anything but straightforward. I graduated with a degree in Economics and worked in public relations, television, and advertising; but soon realized that a more traditional career was not for me. I enrolled in acting school at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City; the following year I moved to Mumbai and had a leading role in an independent Bollywood film that was screened at various film festivals. But throughout this time, I kept coming back to painting to keep me grounded and energized; in 2014 I committed to developing my career as a visual artist.

I’ve always been fascinated with typography — the way letters can create an atmosphere and elicit a response, much like music and dance. Arabic calligraphy in particular has this rhythm. I want to use this quality to create works of art that uplift people’s spirits and transform their hearts. I select verses from the Quran that resonate with me and show God’s mercy, compassion, forgiveness and reassurance. And I choose verses from Rumi and other poets that inspire and motivate.

I hope you’ll enjoy looking through my paintings and whatever your faith tradition may be, I hope you’ll find in my work a sense of beauty, serenity and peace





Specially commissioned paintings are a beautiful way to add a one-of-a-kind touch to your home or office, and they make personal and thoughtful gifts for loved ones. Recent commissions include work carried out on for private and celebrity clients, charitable organisations and for corporate spaces. Commissioned pieces can be delivered anywhere in the world.

Commissioned pieces typically start from $1,500, but can vary depending on the size and complexity of the piece. A final price for your piece will be agreed after a discussion about what you would like from your custom purchase.

If you’re interested in commissioning a painting please do get in touch using the below form or email info@aadilabedi.com

I look forward to discussing how to make a unique piece of artwork just for you.