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Fatma Lootah | Nasdaq Artist in Residence

Fatma Lootah | Nasdaq Artist in Residence

Fatma Lootah has delicately expressed her deepest thoughts, views and emotions producing innovative projects, unique in spirit, vibrant in color and striking in impact. Mix mischief and exuberance, add a zest of frankness, sprinkle with talent, shake, pour here is Fatma Lootah, artist from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Leaving her country in 1979 “to see something else”, she goes and studies Art in Washington and is trained for three years to drawing, portrait and above all, painting, her favourite way of expression. Fatma Lootah needs to discover the mass, which is what makes the richness of her art. After her American stay, she flies to Italy where the city of Verona welcomes her with open arms: “Verona is extraordinary, its artistic potential is phenomenal”. That is so true that she still lives and paints there. Her workshop is her secret hideout.

How did you get started with your art?

I started young, having fun drawing on walls and anything that can be painted on. That sense of fun made me insist on studying art.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I think that any painting I do is a door which helps to take a step further to the light, and from that light I get my inspiration.

What advice would you give to aspiring artists?

To work hard, to do real art and not to sell only but to grow beauty in the souls of people.

What’s your favorite piece that you’ve made and why?

All of my paintings are a part of me, I can’t have a favorite one. Each helped me step forward.

How did your travel affect your art?

Traveling means getting in touch with the culture of other people. It is the richness that you gain and this richness makes you a better person. A better person means a good artist who can reflect this beauty.

Why did you choose to reside in Verona, Italy?

To go to Italy was an advice from my art professors in USA. Verona was my choice for its beauty.

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