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Furrah Syed Art

Explore Furrah’s world of abstract art

My Approach

My approach to creating and sharing abstract art is a very different one.  I encourage people to have a multi-sensory experience when engaging with my work. I invite viewers to explore the rich textures of my paintings using their sense of touch; to rotate the pieces to view different perspectives; and observe the colours of my paintings change, not only with each rotation but also with the varying light that shines upon them.

I am a firm believer that abstract art, and art in general, should be inclusive, and not exclusive; this is reflected in my approach.

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Upcoming Event

2018 Annual Open Studios  

9th – 10th June 2018,  12 – 6pm

Thames-side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, London SE18 5NR


The Thames-side Studios’ annual Open Studios weekend will take place on Sat 9th to Sun 10th June 2018, 12-6pm.

Visit up to 470 studios for artists, designers and makers at the site of the largest single-site studio provider in the UK; and take the opportunity to buy work directly from the artisans at work.

Activities over the weekend will include workshops and events in Thames-Side Print Studio; London Sculpture Workshop; children’s workshops in the Education Space; and an exhibition in Thames-Side Studios Gallery. An array of food and drink will be available to buy across the site.

Click the button below for more information about this and other events that Furrah has been involved in.
Exhibitions & Other Events

Selected Works

Available for Commissions





Why should Art be only for those who can see?  What would it be like for someone to engage with my works using only their sense of touch? Can I use Art to break down cultural & social barriers?

These questions inspired me to devise and develop my ‘Art Appreciation Workshop for the Blind and Visually Impaired’ and led me on a journey to make art accessible for all.

Workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney, Australia



Threads: Celebrating “Women’s History Month” with the Artists Pool

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

This was my second time exhibiting in the 'Threads' show with the [...]

Annual Open Studios 2017 at Thames-Side Studios

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Opening my studio doors to an unknown number of visitors is always [...]

International Women’s Day at Espacio Gallery

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

To celebrate International Women's Day, there was a program of special events [...]

“Threads” – Group Exhibition at Espacio Gallery

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

I am very excited to be exhibiting with this group of [...]



I am so happy to own one of Furrah Syed’s paintings, which has pride of place in my lounge. The way it reflects the light and gleams is amazing and I often rotate the painting so that I can see it from a new perspective. What is so unique about Furrah’s work is the way that the luscious textures and rich, gleaming colours come together to create a masterpiece. Visitors often say how much they like it and ask me about it. I would like to buy more of Furrah’s work, as her own passion for art really comes through in her paintings and I love the colours and textures she uses. Thank you Furrah!

Julie Hinkley, London, Private Collector

I love the painting with its vibrant use of colours. The textures give the impression of movement, and every time you look at the painting you see something new in it. It is the centrepiece of our home.

S. Palejwala, Bahrain, Private Collector

We have been the lucky owners of one of Furrahs art pieces since we met whilst living in India in 2006. Although the piece can be hung on all sides, as soon as I saw it I imagined a figure sitting quietly by the side of a lake, peaceful and calm. One of my favourite pictures to look at as it is painted mainly in greens and blues and invokes a lovely uplifting feeling of summer.

Cheryl & Mike Said, Paris