Shaima is a Canadian fantasy artist & illustrator based in Toronto. Her art revolves around themes of the occult, flora & fauna, and ones spiritual connection to nature. She works primarily in traditional mediums, favouring watercolours and graphite to create soft washes with contrasting dark forms. Her biggest influence is European history, specifically her love of the folklore & imagery found within Celtic and Germanic/Norse peoples of the Middle Ages and prior; knotwork, runestones, and carvings serving as inspiration.

Receiving her BFA Honors Degree in Visual Arts Studio from York University (2013), she works as a freelance artist for various clients around the world. As a hobby, she manages her shop Embers & Stones; designing her own jewellery and other trinkets. If she’s not glued to a book, she can be found tending to some sort of plant.

Shaima is available for freelance work. Please contact at shaima.fantasyart@gmail.com with details on your project.