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About Me

Hello World!

I'm Salma,


I was born and educated in Amman, Jordan. Even as a child I was fascinated by what I saw around me: colours flowers, shapes, textures. From the smallest details in a petal to sky-wide patterns in the clouds.

My mother encouraged my creative impulses by always carrying paper and a pencil in her purse. When something caught my attention, she would suggest I draw it. Beyond drawing, I was intrigued by how things fit and worked together whether it was architecture, furniture or clothes. And my childhood skills at sewing, crocheting and knitting meant my dolls enjoyed personally designed and created clothes. I even had my first solo art show at age eleven at school featuring drawings and paintings, 3-D models, found-object sculptures and paper sculptures.

Then, in 1987, I left behind the world I knew to have my eyes opened to a completely different world in Canada. Wide-open spaces, abundant greenery and flowers, lakes, streams and oceans became fresh, new inspirations. 

Though delayed and repeatedly put aside, my dream of being a full-time artist remained alive and in 1999 I made the brave (and somewhat scary) commitment to practice my art and design full-time.

Seeking balance, harmony and beauty. It is an attitude, a viewpoint of life, that has many diverging expressions, from very personal preservations of beauty on canvas to commissioned paintings to helping clients realize their visions through interior design. 

Notably, I never felt the need to be restricted to any one type of creative expression. Flowers frequently are the subjects of my paintings. Yet so are energetic abstracts using entirely different techniques, creating studies in texture and the interaction of colours. The final artwork invites you to experience a connection through multiple levels of sensory stimulation.

Welcome to the world as I see it...

PS. My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.



VANCOUVER HOME & DESIGN SHOW

Ahmar, Akhdar and Bortukalli series

VANCOUVER HOME & DESIGN SHOW

Ahmar & Shades of Yellow series

Inspiration

I am inspired by beauty wherever I see or imagine it and do my best to capture that fragile beauty in my paintings.

Techniques

I use a variety of techniques such as acrylics and mixed media on canvas or wood panels, creating smooth or textured surfaces inviting you to experience a connection through multiple levels of sensory stimulation.

VANCOUVER HOME & DESIGN SHOW

Azrak series

career highlights

Shows & Exhibits 

Private showing at studio by appointment,  

Wine & Art Walk Abbotsford, 2017, 2018, 2019 

Harvest Grill 'n' Greens, Abbotsford, BC, 2017 - 2019 

Vancouver Home & Design Show, 2012, 2013, 2017 

Eastwood Onley Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2011 

Buckland Southerst Gallery, West Vancouver, BC, 2005 

Kiwanis Longhouse Centre for the Visual Arts, 2003 - 2004   

Richmond Art Gallery, November 2003 

Delta Hospital, Kiwanis Longhouse Centre for the Visual Arts, 2003

The Delta Town & Country Inn, October 2003 Tsawwassen 

Medical Centre, Delta Hospital, Kiwanis Longhouse Centre for the Visual Arts 2003

Delta Town & Country Inn, 2003 

Harmony Arts Festival - North Shore; Interior Solutions Design Group, 2003 

Omega Custom Framing & Gallery, 2003 

Kiwanis Longhouse Centre for the Visual Arts, July & August 2003

Richmond Cultural Art Centre, March 2003 

Richmond Cultural Art Centre, February 2003 

Richmond Cultural Art Centre, November 2002 

Richmond Art Gallery, 2002 

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, 2002

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