Artist: Naheda Darwish Issa
Lebanese artist, born in Colombia of Lebanese parents 1974/4/7, spontaneous artist, Naheda knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a painter. Growing up she spent most of her life between Colombia. Inspired by the places she lived and the experiences of her life, Naheda, began painting her interpretation of the world through color fields of interlaced colors and linear, geometric patterns.
My process starts with a color. I choose a color and from there the painting can be born. I never pre plan my paintings or draw out how I see them. It comes from intuition. I am a colorist; this is my special gift in life. I want my work to feel balanced. It almost becomes a puzzle for me. To see which line goes where and what color fits the space. I appreciate random, because in life nothing is really planned. I follow my instincts and trust that each step I take will end in a final product, I am proud of and can reveal to the world.
I always work on more than one paintings at a time. I like to turn from one painting to the next, as different as they can be and challenge myself on how I will make them work and complete them. It truly is a special feeling, when you work hours upon hours on a piece and by the end you have created something that no one else can.
My art is a window into my heart, a place where color and line define memories of my past, present and future. Layers upon layers that express my many experiences in life. This is a way for you to step back and look through my eyes. To find a new appreciation for how color interacts and how powerful color is for the soul. My vision is like a kaleidoscope, no matter how many times you change the patterns or color, it will always have an endless dimensions.
Some shows at International Level:
1) Creativity with words, color and light 2011/4/22
2) Annual exhibition of the works of craft and handicraft 2010/7/23