Who am I?

I am an artist and writer; born and raised in Cairo - Egypt, and currently based in Cairo. Graduated from faculty of Commerce - English department, majored in accounting from Ain Shams University - Cairo, followed by a Masters in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands) in 2007. I discovered my passion for art after a long career in banking and therefore moved to London (2016) to study Masters in fine art - painting at University of the Arts London.

Since 2016, I was included in a number of group exhibitions in Cairo and in London, including “Contemporary Art of the Middle East” (2018) at the WetPaint Gallery, Gloucestershire- UK. I held my first solo show at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in London, July 2017 and my second solo show was in Cairo, February 2019. My works are among public and private collections in Egypt, UK, USA and China and is among the permanent collection of the Dafen Art Museum - Shenzhen - China. I am being represented by Janet Rady Fine Art gallery in London and Singulart of France. 

My works are informed by life experiences, daily happenings, memories, or situations that we come across in our lives. I generally use oil as a medium, but I also play with 3D objects, miniatures, acrylics and water colour.​

In addition to my art practice, I write for Edaraty and Ingaz magazines in United Arab Emirates tackling self-development and organizational excellence.

Also, finished a 3-months study of Neuroscience with Harvard. I am hoping this study will help me with my next interdisciplinary body of work which should include neuroscience and behavioural science into my practice.

Academic Background

2017 -  Masters of Fine Art  - Painting  - University of the Arts London

2007 - Masters of Business Administration - Maastricht School of Management - The Netherlands


 - My painting (Cairo 1900) was selected for exhibition at the Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale - Shenzhen - China November 2018.

- "Cairo 1900" is now among the permanent collection of the Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen, china. 



Feb 2019 - Painting - The Egyptian Center for International Cooperation - Cairo - Egypt

Jul 2017 - And so it All Begins - The  Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in London  - UK


Feb 2019 - Dafen Art Museum - Shenzhen - China

Nov- Dec'18 - Dafen International Oil Biennale - Red Cube Public Art Gallery - Shenzhen - China 

JUL 2018 - Contemporary Art of the Middle East - Wetpaint Gallery - Gloucestershire- UK

May 2018 - A Night of Fine Art & Music - Mowbray House Kensington Row - London - UK

April 2018 - The Spring Salon - El Sawy Cultural Wheel - Cairo - Egypt

Sep 2017 - Unframed - Wimbledon College of Arts - London - UK

Sep 2017 - Wimbledon Summer Show - Wimbledon College of Arts - London - UK

Jun 2017 - A Sharp Intake of Breath - Lewisham Art House - London - UK

Apr 2016 - Makamat Lawneya - The Pharaonic Village -  Cairo - Egypt



  • Public Collection: Dafen Art Museum  - Shenzhen – China

  • Public Collection: The Egyptian Cultural Bureau - London, UK

  • Private Collection: Cairo, Egypt

  • Private Collection: London, UK

  • Private Collection: CO, USA


  • Colour: An essay that explores colour as perceived by various disciplines of art

  • How Do Artists Inform their Colour Choice in Flower Paintings?: An essay that explores whether artists inform their flower paintings by colour theories

  • Flowers & Meaning: An essay that explores what flowers signified in historical and contemporary paintings

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