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.