Portfolio Paintings from a three-week trip from Ottawa to Vancouver by train. For a large portion of the journey, I had no access to Wi-Fi, and so painted to pass the hours. Manahil means “a fresh spring of water” in Persian, so it’s no wonder I’m so drawn to painting water. This is a collection of water in its many forms: canal, lake, sea. A collection of works on or relating to the colour red. Red is my favourite colour, due to its ability to evoke so many powerful emotions: passion, anger, love.