My journey as an artist started in school while growing up in Sharjah,entering myself in school competitions and exhibitions. I went on to pursue a basic & advanced course in Fashion Design, specialising in illustrations. However, my foot was set in diverse fields of work in more than a decade's tenure in different occupational spaces in UAE, Pakistan and UK. I re-discovered art in UK. I self taught myself the necessary skills and my natural creative flair helped me to gain a sound technical understanding and knowledge of various techniques involved. My passion for art led to work as an art teacher in couple of schools in Pakistan. If I may admit, teaching wasn’t immediately on my radar but I enjoyed discovering a new aspect about myself that I was able to flex between the different age groups and correspond effectively with their ideas, giving them the tangible platform to convert them to pieces of art. Back in UAE now, I'm hoping to venture and simultaneously expand my horizons!
Artist Quote: Creativity is like a cave, it can be explored anytime, anywhere and any age!
Alfiyah has exhibited her work at:
Quaid-e-Azam Rangers School and Colleges -Karachi (in collaboration with Pakistan Rangers Sindh and Ruqya Fareed) Arts Council of Pakistan - Karachi