Working as an illustrator in the UK for over 15 years, Hashim gained valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and various painting techniques. Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards; including in 2009 the SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year, having won the Professional title in 2005 and 2007.
Hashim has been featured in various art publications including The Artist, Pratique des Arts, Art of England and is a regularly contributor to the Artists and Illustrators magazine.
Hashim Akib has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, Society of Wildlife Artists, David Shepherd Artist of the Year and Royal Society of Marine Artists at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London. Hashim’s work is in the UK's National Art collection and he has also taught his unique techniques to art schools in the UK, Italy and France.