Born in Beirut, Lebanon, I was brought up with a freedom to think and express myself, quite revolutionary for our society in those days.
Survived 3 major wars, one of which was a civil war that lasted 17 years and left an immense impact on my personality and my search for inner peace and evolution.
As a child, I always sketched, drew and even painted on my bedroom walls. However, I started painting “seriously” about 13 years ago.
I can say that I am mainly self taught, though, attended Saturdays painting classes regularly with a fantastic teacher/mentor, that I can never thank enough; Mr Antoine Alalam.
I paint when I am happy and joyful.
Painting is a joyous journey for me, a way to remember that there is a Beyond when we go within.
It is my method of connecting to the Universe.
My suffering is when I lose this connection, this remembrance, this way of BEING (story of my life really..!)
I am mainly inspired by humans and human emotions. For me, each one of us is a Universe by itself.
I am a kindergarten teacher by day and an artist the remaining of the time.
As I like to say: Teaching is my vocation, Painting is my passion.
Participated in collective exhibitions in Beirut, Lebanon
*2003: Saint- Nicolas artistic stairs exhibition
*2003: Collective painting exhibition in the Metropolitan Hotel under the theme: Dream of a Woman
*2004: Art exhibition for the opening of “quartiers des Arts” in Saifi village, Down Town Beirut
*2008: Sole exhibitor in a well know restaurant cafe in Beirut, for a month at Tribeca cafe ( Beirut, Lebanon)
*Featured in the magazine “Time Out Beirut” in the July issue of 2009.