Dowa Hattem | Artist Profile Photo
Dowa Hattem
Segur de Calafell, Tarrago, Spain
Artist Dowa Hattem finds joy in capturing nature's essence, a source of joy in life. She paints flowing floral abstracts, translating intricate human emotions through forms and colors. I use different techniques, palettes, styles, and textures according to the changing conditions of nature, says Dowa. With an M.A. in Painting and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, she is currently a university professor in the Faculty of Applied Arts in Egypt. A selection of her works grace the walls of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo. Dowa paints outdoors and adds final touches in her studio. Whether in her ample Cairo space surrounded by a garden or a smaller workroom in Spain with plants and flowers, she paints to the tunes of Eastern music and classical compositions. Dowa constantly sees the world through the eyes of an artist, drawing inspiration from her surroundings, people, and dreams to create captivating paintings.
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Artist Statement

I've discovered that creating art from nature brings immense joy to my life. My creative process involves working directly outdoors, capturing the essence of nature, and then refining my pieces in the studio. I embrace a diverse range of techniques, color palettes, styles, and textures to adapt to the ever-changing conditions of the natural world. My ultimate goal is to imbue my artworks with the vibrant energy, emotions, and colors that I experience in the presence of nature. Throughout this journey, color and light consistently dominate my paintings. With eleven solo exhibitions and over a hundred group exhibitions in Egypt and Europe, along with the inclusion of my work in Egyptian museums and private collections around the world, I hold the belief that painting is nothing more than words read with insight, not just sight.

Artist Background

Helwan University
Doctor of Philosophy, 1992
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