One of my themes is portrait/figurative subjects. As a photorealist artist my concepts are uniquely Canadian. In my portrait series I only paint friends and rely on my own interpretations of their personality and environments. In my recent painting of Penny, a good friend, the model reclines at my cottage’s rocky shoreline. Gazing at the sun and lake, she relaxes at the calmness and tranquility of the water and at the beauty of it’s natural surroundings. My artwork evokes a personification of human desire and nature. They are social and cultural scenarios of everyday life.
2011 People’s Choice (Toronto)
Born in Cairo, Egypt
Moved to Toronto, Ontario
O.C.A, Ontario College of Art
Stanley Furnival tuition scholarship
Portraiture, National Fine Art Competition
People’s choice award, juried exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel.
Real Paintings, Gallery Moos, Toronto, ON
Transforming the Everyday into Light, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, New York
Plus One Gallery, London, England
Armory show, New York, New York
Painted over 220 murals in Toronto and beyond
Murals for artist Frank Stella at the Princes of Wales Theatre
Murals for Rebecca Baird, Q.W.H.C. and Greater Toronto Airport Authority