Zahra Al Ahmed
I am a self-taught visual artist, originally from Kingdom of Bahrain. My educational background is Education (Arts), I have a degree in Bachelor of Education (Arts) (B. Ed. Arts), and my present career is in Art Teacher.
Although concerns of life, artistic creativity has always been a big part of my life. I have created an extensive portfolio of realistic graphite, charcoal, pastel, Oil painting, and coloured pencil drawings depicting mostly human portraits and figures.
Since I started exhibiting my works, I have won several awards at juried local and international art exhibitions.
My works can be found throughout the year on my instagram account @zahraartist, as well as the updated list of my current, upcoming, and past works can be found on my website.
I gladly accept commissions for people, single or group portrait drawings or oil paintings. If you would like a quote or more information, feel free to contact me.
Creating art has become one of the biggest joys of my life. I thrive on that feeling of urgency and excitement that I get when the creative juices start flowing through my brain and urge me to pick up a pencil or a brush and just have fun with it.
I have been continuously trying to challenge myself in finding new ways to combine different types of media. In present times, there is an unprecedented array of media available, creating an opportunity for me to push the envelope of visual expression. I occasionally turn my graphite, charcoal, pastel, coloured pencil drawings or mixed painting materials by seamlessly incorporating them on papers, to enhancing aesthetic appreciation, I use a variety of painting materials, such as Oil painting and water painting, as well as an assorted variety of canvas and textures.
I feel that I am only at the beginning of my artistic journey. There is so much more that I can try, so many new ways to challenge myself. This journey is worth all the hard work, because for me it is both deeply therapeutic and emotionally fulfilling.