Interview with Nouf Radwan (Painter and Creative Designer)
For most of my life, anxiety and depression were a huge part of who I am. I had no idea what I wanted, and nothing was interesting to me—until 2014, when I was introduced to the world of art. At first, it was an escape that helped me forget everything around me, but that changed when I discovered oil painting, and colors changed me as a person.
When I first starting oil painting, my perfectionism got the better of me, and my anxiety started to take part in my art. So I started experimenting, changed my approach to painting, and letting myself go. By not caring about the end result and allowing myself to make mistakes, I was able to embrace myself and the colors in front of me. This change was reflected in my personality and my art, and I became more passionate about experiencing life.
In 2018, I did painting workshops to share my experience with others, so they can feel the change, the love, and the joy found through art. Sometimes the hardest part of life is expressing our feelings, facing them, or letting go of them. Art helped me overcome this obstacle. What about you? How do you express how you feel?