Mariam Salem makes sure that her work comes to life
What inspires you to create art?
Everything is inspiring to me, including songs, movies, and other artists.
What was it like learning about art on your own?
It was a real challenge for me. I love how I see myself improving throughout the days and that really gives me the motivation to keep practicing.
Who have been some influences about art?
Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Frida Khalo, and other, more modern artists.
What is it about people that makes them perfect subjects for your artwork?
Their impressive journey and how they express their feelings into the artwork in many ways. I know this isn’t making any sense because I’m way too far from their style, but they do inspire me, even with a little push, to continue creating.
What does your art mean to you?
Happiness. Happiness doesn’t make up my work. The art itself means happiness to me. I love how it lets me express my feeling and escaping from reality. It’s just playing a huge role in my life. I can’t imagine my life without art.
What kind of reception had your art received?
They love it I guess. My favorite kind of comment is from those who tell me that they are inspired by my drawings. This really touches my heart. It is a really huge thing to be an inspiration or favorite artist to somebody.
What is something that you have not painted yet but wanted to at some point?
A huge portrait or figure painting.