“I began learning oil painting under the tutelage of Raquel Doran Klieg, a teacher from Spain, in 1983. This continued to 1990, when Raquel left Bahrain.
My early exhibited paintings leaned more toward impressionism in technique and content. They were rich in warm but striking colors. A few Bahraini abstract artists observing my work at the
time noted my idiosyncratic use of light and shadow and my ability to communicate through color.
My first real attempts made use of Bahrain’s historical landscape. The Ministry of Information bought an early painting depicting the Khamis Mosque. The painting today hangs in the Bahrain National Museum.”