One of my (Sophia) favourite things about artistic interpretation is its subjectivity. When people experience art, whether that be viewing it, hearing it, etc, there is a high probability that it impacts them in different but meaningful ways. To me, portraits are often filled with mystery. As an instantaneous encapsulation of a person in time, portraits have a plethora of untold stories and unanswered questions behind them. It’s up to our imaginations to interpret what the artist has portrayed on their canvas.
Salma Nasreldin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree majoring in expressive arts and interior design. She spent almost a decade teaching art before moving to Canada and chasing the dream of becoming a full time visual artist .
During isolation, Salma has been making oil painting portraits while caring for her two young children.
Iconic visions of the female form from past decades and the pre-internet era were Salma’s inspiration for painting these pieces.