What about me ?
I was born and raised in Middle East; I developed a passion for the arts at the age of seven when I started to play the piano.
When I was at school there was a shortage of books, magazines and media entertainment for young people. So I started to entertain myself and my classmates. My daily journals became popular because I made my classmates heroes of the stories I depicted. Through my drawings I changed situations: instead of crying in bomb shelters, my classmates were having fun, living a different imaginary life, through art.
I continued drawing in High School, ultimately graduating in Graphic Design from a prestigious University. I have worked as a graphic designer for over 20 years, whilst continuing to paint and draw.
I have never been able to exhibit my art publicly in my homeland due to the nature of my work.
I moved to the UK in 2002 where I’ve created a new life. Exhilarated and inspired by the freedom and acceptance I’ve found here, I have taken great pleasure in showing my work at public exhibitions.
My daily journals continue. I still create no matter what and, when life gets challenging, imagination always carries me forward.