THE ARTIST


Nada Khatib (b. 1989) is a Canadian artist and professional palette knife painter born and raised in Toronto. Her impressionistic work explores the convergence of reality and fantasy with lively textures in the impasto technique. She seeks to accentuate the reality of beautiful creations with surrealist colour to capture the natural world in breath-taking form, inspiring viewers to connect more deeply to the world around them.

Nada began painting in 2006 before obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her professional career began in the corporate and start up world until she took the risk of a major career change to pursue her ultimate dream. Since founding Expression By Nada in 2018, Nada’s artwork has been exhibited extensively in Canada, held in hundreds of private collections around the world and published in Canadian magazine, Living Hyphen. She was also awarded a sponsorship with the RBC Emerging Visual Artists Program including an exhibition at Arts Commons, the largest arts centre in Western Canada. Nada has built an online community of almost a quarter million people around her art, taught over 150 art classes and partnered with prominent art companies including DeSerres and Michaels. As the daughter of Syrian refugees, Nada is passionate about social justice, mentoring newcomer artists and community-based initiatives.

Nada's growing popularity lies in her ability to create luscious paintings with intricate details and spectacular color choices. After hundreds of hours honing in on her craft, she has innovated techniques that make her art recognizable to the masses.



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