“When I draw the city of Tartous, I draw inspiration from a world of intertwined elements: where water, humidity and light mingle with architecture and history; where the solid strength of the city's walls, which have withstood the test of time, still stand to this day; where the reflections in the water are still the same as they have always been,” recounts artist Ghassan Jadid.
Born in Tartous, Ghassan Jadid (1946) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 1971 and served as the director of the Tartous Arts Council from 1982–1986. Fascinated by the ancient seaside city, Jadid depicts Tartous’s landmarks and houses in his paintings. Using vibrant colours, he imbues the landscape with a light-hearted spirit.
Jadid has exhibited throughout Syria as well as in France, Germany, Lebanon, Kuwait, Tunisia and the UAE.