Born in the United Arab Emirates, Salama Al Mazrouie graduated from the School of Fine Arts, UAE University, and is a member of the Emirates Fine Art Society. Focusing primarily on portraiture, Al Mazrouie’s expressive paintings capture the sincerity of her subjects and her experimentation with different techniques and colors imbues her work with dynamic energy that in her words could not be captured in photography. Al Mazrouie has contributed widely to the UAE art scene, running workshops that focused on the exploration of watercolor, pastel, and oil paint. Throughout her artistic career, she has held over 80 exhibitions and was awarded ‘The Arab Woman Award in 2013’ for her contribution to arts and culture. The artist continues to live and work in the UAE.