Color has always been my trademark. I love to place complementary spots of color next to each other, and you can see repeated examples of this techniques in my artwork. Where there is cerulean blue, you’ll find a trace of orange; next to green, you’ll see a splash of red, and alongside a soft green, you’ll find a hint of purple. It’s a naturally pleasing effect on the eye, and when you know your magic color palette, it’s heaven! I mix the Mediterranean sun with my colors and the Arabic calligraphy becomes an abstract echo in every touch and stroke. My canvas is my wonderland!
Amal Haig is a Lebanese-born artist living in Greece. She began drawing cartoons at the age of six, and by nineteen, she was already under the spell of Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. By then, she decided to study art and started painting subconsciously, as gestures or applied paint marks, smudges and lines stimulated her fantasy as more recognizable figures begin to emerge. The legacy of the first generation of Modern artists, has a big influence on Amal, yet she frequently sets up her own regulations and restrictions before beginning her works; for example, her pallet will only consist of few pigments, or she may only concentrate on one part of a picture leaving the rest as one single flat color; only within restrictions does she find absolute freedom. Quite often, she prefers using opposite tensions between colors and areas by intensifying accents of bright colors, and painterly sections scribbled over with drawing-like lines. In her paintings, one will find cheerfulness reflected in the use of many bright colors. Amal personally feels that a painting should emanate something positive, a vibration of rhythm that you follow unconsciously. Amal also customizes clothes, pottery, glass and other material. Amal has exhibited her works in Lebanon, the USA, and Greece.