Born in Syria, Nohad Homsy paints with a lifelong love for rich blue skies and ochre stones, for the rising arches, and blooming flowers that proudly grace her canvas.
Her painting is inextricably linked to her travels. She carried back the color turquoise from a stay in Iran, and it has been with her ever since. Byzantine churches in Aleppo, their domes and mystery, also featured heavily in her work. They are echoed in the arches and churches of Venice, another city that has inspired Nohad to paint.
Her past and present works are imbued with memory, from the boats in harbors all over the world to the greens of the English and French countryside.
Nohad came to Paris in 1974, and the city catalyzed her experiences into art––from the rich museums to the lush gardens, inspiration is everywhere. Nohad began expressing herself with color, through oil paint, and has never stopped. From intimate portraits, to flowers and fruits, her work captures the beauty and delicacy of life.
A member of the Fondation des Artistes (Artist's Foundation) since 2013, Nohad's work appears in galleries across France, and in the private collections of art lovers in Brazil, France, and the United States.