Isabella El-Hasan (30/09/1984) is a Visual Artist living in the south of The Netherlands. From a very young age she discovered her love for drawing and worked towards getting accepted into Art Academy to study Fine Art.
She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Video Design. The choice to study Video instead of Fine Art came after discovering the medium in a 3D Art class during her first year. “I discovered that combining music and image is incredibly powerful and I wanted to explore this further, plus working in a team to create really appealed to me.”
Upon graduating she deliberately did not pursue a career in Film or the Arts, but started working for a charity in London (Repaying the Kindness) with the intention to gain experience in serving one’s local community. “When I graduated I didn’t feel ready to commit to being an Artist. I hadn’t seen much of the world and wanted to travel and have new experiences.”
After having lived in the United Kingdom (London and Brighton) for 6 years she has returned to The Netherlands with her two children and started creating new work in October 2015. Her first exhibition took place in September 2016. She uses various techniques such as: chalk pastels, acrylic paint and digital drawing.