Inner worlds

I took a photograph of a page in an old National Geographic magazine and used it as a base layer to start drawing on, getting inspired by the patterns and shapes of the photograph: Once I added the final layer (the face) It got a whole new meaning, with the abstract shapes representing emotion.. I … More Inner worlds


I made this digital drawing with my new Huion (GT 185) tablet. I took a photo of a watercolor study and drew digitally on top. Watching this old footage of Syria brings tears to my eyes, it’s around the time my dad used to live there… Who would have believed this would all be destroyed … More Syria

Beach visit

Today I’ve pulled out the chalk-pastels again. This drawing is really just a memory of my visit to Brazil in 2006, I’ve never seen such beautiful beaches in my life.  I look forward to be able to take my kids to places like these one day. And on a different note: I filmed my messy … More Beach visit


I was enjoying some music of Felix Laband the other day (track below). Before the music starts there is a passage from a speech by Desmond Tutu. If you have never heard of him I added a short video below, which is really worthwhile watching. Really digging this track by Felix Laband with the voice … More Desmond

100 x 100 cm Acrylic

Salam and blessings! For about a month I’ve worked on this painting (‘Homeless’) which I’ve just finished. I went to the studio about 2 hours a week to get it done 🙂 I’m pretty happy with the end result. It’s a great feeling becoming more familiar with acrylic paint and finding my style/handwriting with this … More 100 x 100 cm Acrylic

Studio time, EVA International and womens march

Thanks so much for your support 🙏⚘❤🎂 #artist #art #painting #drawing #blogger #dutchdesign #gemeentebeesel #netherlands #thankyou A post shared by Isabella El-Hasan (@isabellaelhasan) on Jan 31, 2017 at 1:16am PST Dear friends, Salam Malaikum (peace be with you) You may have noticed I’m posting a bit less at the moment. This is because (apart from … More Studio time, EVA International and womens march