Growing up in Abu Dhabi, drawing has always been an activity that I enjoyed the most during my childhood! I spent my free time sketching with graphite and colored pencils, and painting with water colors. However, I stopped drawing to focus on my higher education studies at the university, until I successfully graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Then, I spent the next many several years working in IT at a local bank in Abu Dhabi. Even with a demanding career, I still managed to find time to practice oil painting.
In Jan 2017, I decided to immigrate to Ontario in Canada as a permanent resident (now I’m a Canadian citizen). I moved around several cities until I finally settled in a beautiful quiet neighborhood in Waterloo region.
Once settled, I setup an Art studio at my home with all the necessary equipment and dedicated time to perfect my painting skills. I was overwhelmed with the amount of admiration my paintings have received from a wide range of audience, and I was so excited when I made my first painting sale with a thousand-dollar price tag!
If you are interested in owning an original, you can contact me along with the painting title.
Ghada Khalaf (GK)