Noura is a Lebanese-born Emirati artist whose first experience in artwork started in the early 1990’s while she was a high school student in Dubai. She dabbled in pencil and charcoal drawing as well as silk painting. During her university years in Beirut, she was drawn to the hand crafted clay pottery markets and began painting on clay. Using the same acrylic medium, she used on clay, she began in the late 1990’s to produce paintings on paper and canvas. Her work is all abstract, with human figures being a prevailing subject in many of her paintings. Colorful compositions are also among her works. She also writes poetry and enjoys translating poems into colorful artwork. Noura lives and works in Abu Dhabi.
“I love to explore how colors interact together and in an inexplicable way have an emotional impact on the viewer
I enjoy creating texture and depth and layers in my work that add an element of mystery and leave room to the viewer’s imagination to interpret the meaning
I put a lot of my personal emotion and passion into each piece and try to be spontaneous, freely reacting to how the artwork evolves on the canvas
I try to paint without too much thinking but with more feeling
I am not afraid to start with a piece thinking it may go in a certain direction but then make a complete shift into a different concept and idea
I love to include human figures into my work, always with blank faces, but conveying motion, either towards or away from each other depending on the message.
I am inspired by emotional experiences, whether my own or others’, and by places that I visit around the world.
My work is mostly abstract and my preferred medium is acrylic.”