Born and raised in Bahrain, Maryam Abdulla Nass received her bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where she studied International Business. She started painting on porcelain at the young age of 15 and rediscovered her abandoned love for art, in 2004. Art became a means of achieving internal peace and a silent medium for dialogue. Her paintings portray the general feelings and emotions all humans experience as they go through life, ranging from the darkest times of despair, desolation and grief to the brightest moments of hope, bliss and elation.
Her artwork is an expression of an emotion and a glimpse into her inner self. Sometimes, they even offer an alternative to those emotions. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”[Picasso]“ Abstract art is a way for me to express, rather than illustrate, feelings. My ideas come from reflections on life. They are created without a plan, without an explanation, just a spontaneous composition after having dared to descend into my inner self. Being a diarist all my life, and a person who does not express herself verbally, painting became a way of expression without the use of words. Words are not always understandable or received well, but a painting can have hidden messages and meanings that do not have to be revealed. My paintings are a lot like me, they don’t tell the whole story. Layers are added and changed and mixed together to hide the real meaning behind the feelings. Not all stories are told.”