Zulfiqar’s creativity manifested itself from his early years, when he started to draw and paint at the age of seven at a level far advanced for his years. His continued to polish his artistic and writing skills through his junior and high school prior to coming to the US in 1982 for his advanced studies.
While living in California he has had numerous exhibitions in San Diego and Del Mar, featuring his varied styles and use of multiple media. His artistic expression comes in forms of beautiful and innovatively designed calligraphies, portraits that capture the essence of his subjects, and abstract works representing complex and wide-ranging human emotions.
Peter’s celebrated artistic approach can be described as a unique creative fusion exploring his Western roots and personal spiritual journey over the last decade since embracing Islam, extensive travel in Muslim-majority countries and Arabic language study.
Peter’s vibrant graphic style is infused with spiritual energy, vivid use of light calligraphy and unique expressions of his experiences as a Muslim in traditional centres of inner knowledge & learning, including Morocco, Syria and Turkey.
The artworks explore his personal journeys to understand and the deep meanings within Islamic spiritual practise, love (ishq), God, and the universe.