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Saba Jawda

Saba Jawda

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Saba comes from a family background of creativity that values the pursuit of art. As a child in the Middle East, Saba stood out as a creative talent, and by the age of seven, she started participating in art shows in the Middle East. She later settled in Belize where she spent three years of her late childhood studying Mayan and local art before relocating to her current home in Houston, TX. She has since traveled, taken numerous art classes and has participated in art shows in the US. During her undergrad, Saba also spent a semester studying Art and Architecture throughout Europe. Upon graduating from the University of Houston with degrees in Interior Design and Architecture, Saba is currently the owner of Saba Jawda Designs, while her art is on exhibition at galleries around the US and Europe. Saba believes in combining past and present experiences along with cultural influences to further grow both as an artist and an individual. Saba's creativity, skill and passion stem past the canvas as a board member of numerous art and design related organizations in Houston. What are your greatest inspirations or influences? People, traveling, and everyday life inspire me. Architecture and design along with photography are a huge part of my life as each element adds to the diversity of each painting through the union of color and abstract form.

Galleries you are showing? -Houston: Dakota Lofts Gallery -New Orleans: Perrin Benham Gallery -New York: LTMH Gallery, Pomegranate Gallery Favorite artists? Picasso, Kline, Warhol, Motherwell, Basquiat, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, Cy Towmbly and Ray Donley to name a few. Each brings a new element to the art world that’s both refreshing and renowned. The are each innovators in their own right through their different styles.

What would be a dream project ? Building and showing in my own museum! A girl can dream…

On your list of things to do for this year? -Travel: I am inspired by people and other cultures. -Work: Launching a new style + design website with my sister.

Favorite cultural hotspot ? -I love, Rome, Barcelona, and Paris. Also, my hometown of Basra, Iraq.Favorite galleries? Saatchi Gallery – London for its features on young and contemporary artists.

Favorite websites? -My sister and I’s… coming soon-- www.thewhitecompass.com

Challenges of what you do? -What I love most about art is that everyone sees something different in my work and I love hearing the feedback and emotions that my art provokes. I guess the only challenge would be not being able to paint at all.

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