Lina Sadik: the potential and determination of a budding painter.

Updated: Feb 27



1 - Could you introduce yourself?

My name is Sadik Lina. I am Moroccan. I have always lived in Casablanca, my hometown, and moved to Dubai a few months ago. I am passionate about art and music. I play the piano, cook and love cats. My favourite artist is Matisse and my favourite colour is green.

2 - When and how did you start painting? What was the trigger?

I have always painted honestly but maybe less seriously than now. I remember always making small drawings in my notebooks. I really got into it and I discovered this passion during the 2020 lockdown. I had a lot of free time so I started to draw instinctively and I bought my first canvas and then 2, 3, 4 ...

3 - Have you taken painting lessons?

Yes. When I realized that I really had a passion for drawing and painting, I took drawing lessons for 1 year with a retired former architect every Saturday morning. And then I moved to Dubai and recently I have been taking lessons with Valérie, a great drawing teacher who is also an artist and architect. She is very inspiring and she teaches me a lot.


4 - How often do you paint?

Honestly, I paint when I feel like it, I don't put any pressure on myself. I can spend hours drawing, forgetting to sleep, or not drawing for 3 weeks. However, I take classes every week which keeps me at a steady pace.


5 - How do you feel when you paint?

Painting allows me to express myself and put all the ideas I have in mind concretely on paper.


6 - What's your style? What are your inspirations?

I wouldn't say I have a particular style because I don't like to put myself in a box. But I tend to paint in black and white, and I am very inspired by Moroccan landscapes, geometric shapes and Matisse.


7 - Have you already exhibited your works? If so, where?

Right now, some of my works are on display in a small art gallery located in Global Village, Dubai.


8 - A word for the end

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express myself about my passion which is art :)



 

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