Liza Ayash is a Lebanese Canadian who holds a master’s degree in English Literature and a diploma in Business Administration. Additionally Liza was mentored by renowned artists locally and globally, and she finds solace and tranquility in oil painting. Emancipation of society is how Liza feels when she paints.
Liza has participated in many group exhibitions in the U.A.E., one of which granted her the title of “Best Artist of the Year” in RAK Art Festival in Feb, 2015, with her piece of art titled “Endless Wonder”. Just recently, in February, 2016, she also participated in RAK Art Festival with her piece “The Gaze” and has captivated the attention of many art lovers. The making and progress of both works (and more) were posted on YouTube; the links can be accessed via Kobo blog.
“Art is a language in itself,” Liza says, “It is a challenge now to translate my thoughts into captivating and emotionally-charged paintings that bespeak different aspects of life.”
Grace, power, romance, and beauty, to name a few, define her paintings, particularly human portraits. She tackles these portraits with a thrill of delight and passion, and most importantly the belief that the minutest brushstroke makes a difference in achieving the exact likeness when painting a portrait. “Each individual is unique,” she asserts, “I am grateful for the Creator who shaped us with great and unique precision, otherwise we would all look the same and consequently lose our identity.”
Besides being a fine artist, Liza has also been an English and French teacher and has taught students of all ages and year groups. She also writes short stories, poems, articles, some of which were published in newspapers and online resources. Like her manuscripts, Liza’s paintings voice out intricate emotions and subtle thoughts.
Liza admires the 17th century works of Jan Vermeer, who is renowned for his uncannily realistic paintings like “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, 19th century works of Vincent Van Gogh known for his frenzied animation and rolling energy like “The Starry Night”, and the impressionist movement of Claude Monet depicted in “The Waterlily Pond”.