The History of the RainbowBrush® Invention
Born in a small village in Bangladesh , Kazi Ahmed, (the artist who created original Hawaiian exotic name paintings art www.namepaintings.com), a self taught watercolor and airbrush artist studied at McGill University, Montreal and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Kazi traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada demonstrating and teaching his techniques to tourists and artists alike. He developed what he calls his “Kazigraphy” style of calligraphy wherein the lines associated with letters become multi-colored plants and animals.
“I’m thrilled that people from around the world stop to watch me work, and even applaud when I'm done.” - Kazi
Kazi has been creating name-painting art using tropical animals, flowers and fish for many years, inspiring people of all ages to be creative through the fast, easy, and fun way they paint their name scenes.
“Creating name art is ‘food for the heart’. “It can change your mood, filling you with awe and joy.” - Kazi
Traditionally the tools necessary to create such elaborate and colorful effects were rectangular hand-made brushes, with the tip dipped in several colors of paint; but, Kazi knew that in order to continue the legacy of rainbow name art, they needed a tool that anyone could use and teaching materials to go with it.
“While it is fun to share the joy by painting before a crowd, it is not always possible.”
After over 5 years of research and development with 7 International Patents, his dedication and hard work paid off and the simple possibility that a set of markers could more easily produce the same vivid colors and blending effects as brush and paint, became a reality.
Over the years, he has taught many artists who currently make their living doing name-painting art in tourist destinations around the world, such as in Hawaii, Key West, Florida, Victoria, Vancouver Island. He also created the website www.namepaintings.com and made digital name art. Then, with his company RainbowBrush®, he made RainbowBrush® markers and series of books. Today, RainbowBrush® is the source of over fifty highly innovative, educational, multi-color art tools and inspirational instruction products for home and school and selling over 27 countries around the world.
“With RainbowBrush® markers, we put our hearts and minds into bringing one of the inventions of the century into the arts and crafts market,” says Kazi. “We hope it helps you as a parent or educator to teach your children in a way where their learning experience is unforgettable .”