My themes and inspirations are mostly influenced by current political events, personal experience, and travel including my time in tropical forests in Africa.
I started sculpting at a very early age of 7 at the convent where I was taught to use marzipan to create flowers and animals. From this point forward this fuelled my imagination and pushed my creativity to the limit, enabling me to concentrate on the form in its purest expression.
Following a BA in Art, I graduated with a PhD in Art Education from London University and a Diploma in TV Direction in Formal and Non-Formal Education with the British Council.
In London I attended sculpture lessons at Morley College, and ceramics at Richmond Adult College under Nicky O’Connor obtaining a City & Guilds from the National Open College Network.
I have spent time working under the supervision of Jean Gibson, Stanislaw Frankiel, Christopher Porter Paice.
I have been inspired by the works of Picasso, Goya and Rodin and has been encouraged by many friends including Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and Dame Elisabeth Frink.
My sculptures have been in public and private collections in the Americas, UK, Europe, Turkey, and Lebanon.
I have exhibited at several galleries including Westminster City of Sculpture, Mall Gallery, Catto Gallery, Sheridan Russell Gallery, Gallery Different, Wisley and Chelsea Arts Society among many others. I have had works sold in Sotheby Auctions.
I have won prizes in several exhibitions including Royal West of England Academy, Society of Women Artists, Torpedo Art Center (Washington DC).
|1983||Doctor of Philosophy – Institute of Education – University of London|
|1981||Diploma in Television Direction in Formal & Non-Formal Education conducted by the education and science division – British Council|
|1974||Master of Art, Major Education, American University of Beirut|
|1973||Teaching Diploma, American University of Beirut|
|1969||Bachelor of Art, Major Fine Art, Lebanese American University|
|1968||Associate in Arts, Lebanese American University|
|1966||Associate in Applied Science – Business Studies, Lebanese American University|
MRSS: Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors
CAS: Chelsea Art Society
MCAC: Member of Chelsea Art Club
SWA: Society of Women Artists