Mizuna Greens Seed Packet Artwork
Tashi Marouf was selected to design the artwork for our “Mizuna” asian greens seed packet.
What is your favorite vegetable to grow and why?
I adore planting my veggie garden every spring! I love to grow all sorts in my garden, I am particularly proud of my fig tree and my olive trees. I also like growing strawberries because I love to eat them.
Tell us more about you!
I am a fine artist, designer and illustrator with many years of creative experience. I have always been a creative soul, taking many art classes as a child but I first seriously started studying fine art at Canterbury High School (a special high school for the arts in Ottawa, Canada).
In my early 20’s I studied fine arts at private art college called the Ottawa School of Art. After completing my fine art studies, I went on to study graphic design and received a diploma from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Ottawa.
I have lived and sold my work in Canada, France, Algeria and now in Birmingham, England. Living all over the world on different continents has been an eye-opening experience and has greatly enhanced my knowledge of art and understanding of diversified cultures.
I believe too that I’ve been given my abilities in order to help others – I have donated many pieces of art over the years to good causes and I enjoy sharing my abilities with my community and many positive organizations.
I would describe my artistic style as, Expressionism. I make an effort to convey a sense of emotion and feeling in all my work. My work is most often inspired by a place, event, emotion or an experience that has struck me in some way – and my art is the mode or outlet for which I translate those experiences externally.
PS. I am moving back to Canada in a few days so my life and work will change yet again!