My name is Sharan Anil. I’m an artist at Mawaheb and I’m a Determined One. I am Indian but I’ve lived all my life in Dubai. I am one of only a few artists at Mawaheb who has a physical disability. I have a condition called Muscular Dystrophy which causes progressive weakness in all my muscles. I’ve been in a wheelchair since I was 18.
I’m a very shy person but Mawaheb has been my inspiration to live independently and fully. I have worked hard to become a motivational speaker and a disabilities advocate.
My art has transformed with my physical condition. I’m constantly adapting and finding new ways to continue my art. Currently, I use a remote control car and various gadgets to help me drop, drip and pour paint. I love action paintings and am inspired by abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock.
My dream is to inspire people by my speeches and to excel as an artist and have a solo exhibition.
To learn more about Sharan please click on the link below to view his interview.