has worked as an illustrator in the U.K. for over fifteen years and has contributed to The New Yorker, the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, and Time. His first book, Vibrant Acrylics, was published by Search Press in 2012 and has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Dutch. His other books include Painting Urban and Cityscapes and Painting Portraits in Acrylics. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club, the Society of Wildlife Artists, and others and is in the U.K.'s National Art collection. His website is HashimAkib.co.uk.