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 and there was a shortage of books, magazines and media entertainment for young people. So I started to draw to entertain myself and my classmates. My daily journals of paintings 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 life through art.
I continued drawing in high school, and at the age of 22 I graduated from University in Graphic design). I worked for more than 20 years as a graphic designer, whilst also painting and doing figurative drawings.
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.
I continue my life journal drawings. I paint them when life becomes challenging, as it enables me to use my imagination to move forward.