Shakeel Tariq was born and raised in Melbourne Australia of Indian descent. At the age of 22 he started a course in Islamic studies. One subject of the course was Arabic calligraphy. Prior to this he completed a course in cabinet making and has a background of street art. Now he combines street art with Arabic calligraphy and sometimes with wood work. Keeping to traditional rules of Arabic calligraphy adding a touch of street art to produce his work. His artwork is displayed in the Islamic museum, some Islamic schools in Melbourne and he has made a number of private commissions for peoples’ personal art collections.