Energetic and ambitious individual focused on customer satisfaction and success. Multi-talented and highly skilled in a broad spectrum of arts and crafts disciplines. Spontaneously projects and aiming at accomplishment and fulfillment.
Childhood to adulthood:
I attended the most fantastic art school which was my Father’s Art Studio in our garage. Since I was little I could watch him painting, mostly in oils, drawing, planning compositions and pallets of colors. When I was 6 he started giving me first art classes. We were practicing every day and by the age of 10, I completed my first unforgettable painting of still life. I was so proud and from that day I knew that Art is the love of my life and each drawing or painting brought me so much happiness and pride. By the age of 17, I was already well known in my town as an artist and my art were sold for the highest price at the local Art Charity Fest. In fact, I took part in every art competition in the school or outside, always with great success.
While I was painting with my dad I also attended an Art Club at the local community center where I was the teacher’s assistant and participated in the education of younger kids.
I still can’t believe that I didn’t take Art as my major. I used to walk around the Art University and peek through the windows to see how students were sketching and painting. It was quite sad but I never gave up and I painted more than ever, and when I was 23 years old my dad told me that his student had outgrown the master. That was the biggest achievement in my life. My dad was my greatest teacher and my best friend; he never shied away from sharing his knowledge his thoughts with me.
My Economics degree with a specialty in logistics took me to Aberdeen in Scotland where I had a chance to attend Art courses at Aberdeen College and get some exposure to local artists and small art shows. My professional life provided a fantastic financial basis for my art; I never had to worry about my financial stability and could still do what I love most – which is painting.
After 3 years in Aberdeen and a touch of Scottish lifestyle, I moved to Dubai and spent there 2 years before moving to Canada. Dubai was hot and very absorbing. I was concentrating on smaller projects which acrylic on paper, and watercolors. I discovered my further talents and enlarged my art medium portfolio. At that point, I was participating in occasional festivals in the local communities.
I have moved again, this time inside Canada. So exciting! I think I like moving from time to time; it makes me so much more aware of my surroundings. I started looking for artist groups and artistic events, I joined the Fine Arts Society Milton in 2012 and started showing my art at the annual Muslim Fest. I also discovered that I have more manual skills and I started mastering sewing techniques with the use of a home purpose machine and later on an overlock machine. Years later I started my Art blog: The One With Art. How fantastic it was to learn how to create a web blog all by myself. I could finally see the products of my work collected in one place. Unfortunately, I don’t have photographs many of my earlier paintings and drawings as I never suspected that I would build an online portfolio one day.
As you can see, Dear reader, I embody different nationalities, cultures and religions, skills and talents. I feel I am still my dad’s best student and later in my life became a self-educator and self-promoter.
I started to make my dream come true and I took an opportunity to go 100% with my artistic soul. My Art Studio Guelph is as vibrant as my life, and my students will gain not only the artistic skills but also develop passion, creativity, and other skills to be successful in presenting their talents.