Meet our artist:

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

I sparkle – that’s what I do. I come from London. I was born in 1994. I love coming to Mawaheb. I love to paint and draw and sculpt, I love my friends at Mawaheb. When I first arrived I was very different. I still love being at the centre of things but Mawaheb has taught me so much more.

I now listen and take my time with my art. I can work with friends in a team and I can be my true self. I love it when people visit as I can show them around our studio and that makes me proud and excited. I often travel on the metro on my own – and I do like shopping at Mall of the Emirates! My favorite song is Roar and dancing with my friends is great. Acting and performing are part of who I am – come and see me shine at the studio. I love art – mosaics and painting are my thing.