My early attempts at painting started at a young age and focused on three of my favorite subjects: the human face, the still life, and landscapes. My formal training, however lead me to a degree in interior design from the Lebanese University in Beirut. After receiving my degree, I worked for four years as a designer and consultant. In 1984, I moved to the United States with my family.
As an immigrant, I became intrigued by the newness of everything around me: words and their meanings, architectural details, rich and vivid color combinations, everyday symbols and the many natural settings I visited. I returned to painting. I taught art to children and worked for artist Hugette Caland. I began to exhibit my work locally and nationally.
Today, memories in translation is what I think of when I commit colors and lines to plain surface.
ARTWORK BY NUHA BALAA