Haziq has loved animals from very young. Lacking in speech, he learnt to express his passion through drawings. Animals are the the main subject of his paintings especially of the feline family. From as young as 4 years old, he was often asked to sketch animals. In his own unique style, an elephant would emerge from toes and a zebra would take its shape after the stripes are drawn.
Eyes are prominently drawn with emotions as if to help tell a story. A drawing tablet was constantly by his side. Haziq’s first ever painting was done on a whole wall of his kindergarten and he called it ‘Friends’ even though sadly he did not have any. After completion of school he worked several years in an NGO producing art and craft for sale. His sketches were used in handmade cards, tags, decals and Christmas goodies.
He only began painting on canvas with acrylic paints at the age of 24 years, after an art teacher competent with differently-abled persons introduced him to the the world of art. To date Haziq has included landscape and nature as subjects and choses sunsets as his favoured time of day. His latest artwork collection features a series of musicians with their musical instruments, inspired by his love of music.
HE OFTEN PAINTS EYES PROMINENTLY AS IF TO HELP TELL A STORY.
2012 – Opening of Yayasan Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tunku Bainun in TTDI
2014 – University Malaya Special Needs Artist course Graduation
2014 & 2013 – Matrade In-Trade Living Expo
2014 – Rhythm of Colors Exhibition at The Ledge, 1Utama
2015 & 2012 – Nukilan Jiwa Very Special Arts Exhibition at Menara Maybank
2017 – WE & IZZATI exhibition at Black Box, Publika
2018 – Artfest 2018 by WE&I at Oasis, Ara Damansara
2019 – Autism Awareness Week at Intermark where he painted live on stage
2019 – Artfest 2019 by WE& I at Godown, KL
2020 – The Gifted exhibition at Black Box, Publika
Haziq’s paintings have also been produced on batik silk scarves in collaboration with Pink Jambu and sold in YTL-owned hotels in the country. He is also adept at painting on different surfaces like wood, canvas fabric and cotton tee-shirts to produce exclusive handpainted works of art for keen collectors.
His recent bird paintings on garden furniture adds a burst of colors to the outdoors. Haziq’s artworks now adorn face masks, mugs, magnets, totes, drawstring bags, tee-shirts and more.
His hobbies include creating polymer clay animal figurines, singing and reading encyclopaedias on animals thus his amazing knowledge of the animal kingdom.