Meet our artist:

A portrait of our artist Angelina against a purple background - Mawaheb Art Studio for People of Determination

Hi everyone! I’m James. I am British, and I am 37 years old. I’m very sociable and friendly. I love being around people, especially my many friends. My passion is performing arts. I have performed at the Albert Hall in England and in a few plays here in Dubai.

Even though I have Kabuki Syndrome, and have struggled with surgeries and therapies all my childhood, I always live with kindness and positivity. I have become a motivational speaker to raise awareness about bullying and about acceptance and inclusion for the special needs community.

At Mawaheb I enjoy sketching and painting. My favorite painting is one inspired by the works of Modigliani. Mawaheb also helps me develop my skills for motivational speaking. My message for the world is that everybody should be themselves and “Be Original”!