Working as an illustrator for over 15 years, Hashim began developing his own paintings and started exhibiting, demonstrating and running painting workshops.
He is a represented artist and 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. He regularly contributes to the 'Artist and Illustrator' magazine, is the author of 'Vibrant Acrylics'.'Painting Urban and Cityscapes' and a contributing author to Dorling Kindersley Artist's Painting techniques. He has a new book on 'Painting Portraits in Acrylic' publish by Search Press due in 2019.