Selma Tufail, an artist, has always navigated through the worlds of literature, art, and education. Life’s journeys have taken her around the world where she has taught, written, and created art — in Spain, Qatar, the U.A.E. the U.S, and Pakistan. Throughout, she has continued her pursuit of creativity in all its forms. She was awarded the Order of Civil Merit, the highest civilian award of Spain. She is the author and illustrator of Con Yanci: When Chickens Fly and Other Tales, a children’s storybook. An excerpt from a memoir she is co-writing with Anniqua Rana was performed at: Play on Words, San José’s literary performance series at the San José Museum of Art for “Our Stories, Ourselves,” Her writings on gender, art and mysticism have appeared in, The Dollhouse, Pakistan Daily Times, Article in Shards of Silence – An Anthology, The Arabia Review: TESOL Arabia, UAE among others. Currently she is working on a joint memoir with her sister and co-writing a book on the life and art of a mid-twentieth century South Asian artist.
Portola Valley Creative Circle Arts Fest Saturday, September 9, 10:00 – 5:00 An art festival showcasing diverse works of local artists including painting, ph…
A memoir written by two sisters, Anniqua and Selma
An oil painting inspired by the whirling dervish of Turkey
A series of 10 to 12 watercolor paintings capturing the feeling of summer in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal)
A book about the life and works of Sughra Rababi, a Pakistani artist who was born in an undivided South Asia still under British rule.
Feel like recording, on canvas, the landscape that first inspired me to keep returning to Spain.