Amina Samy is a talentive artist who is 22 years old. Since her childhood she has been living in Cairo (Egypt). There she finished school “École Oasis de Maadi”. Now Amina is a student of MSA University. Amina started drawing at the age of 11. However, this hobby was taken by her a little more serious later – during her International Baccalaureate (IB) years at school. Art became a high level subject with private art lessons at the same time. “Art is magic for me!” – Amina says. Amina is also fond of traveling and can’t live without music. It was a pleasure for us to take the interview with Amina Samy who shared some interesting facts of her biography. We wish you a pleasant reading of Amina Samy success story and viewing of her impressive paintings.
AP: Your first works. What did they look like?
AS: I created my first art-works when I was studying at school. At those times they looked good to me, but when I became elder, bit by bit I started realizing how horrible they are. And sometimes I was poor in terms of how beautiful they are. However, I always found a message behind my painting. So, I decided to follow that for while.
AP: Do you have any formal education in your sphere or were you self-taught?
AS: Yes, I have some formal education. I improved my skills and gained new knowledge at school during my IB years. However, it was a liberal class as well. What is more, I was taking private art lessons for 2 years. But I should say that I have also taught myself most of the time!
AP: What genre are your works? How would you describe them?
AS: I like trying myself in various genres and create different art-works, especially the ones with strong message or moralistic content. So, I can define my art-works as deep, meaningful and impressive! My favorite genres are still life, landscapes, modern and abstract art!
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use?
AS: I used thick pencils at the beginning, later I stayed for the whole 2 years drawing with charcoal. And that finally ended with soft pastels!
AP: Would you consider yourself as an expert in this sphere?
AS: No, I’m rather far from being an expert! I suppose that my historical art background is very weak. Nevertheless, I always feel I can do better than now and come with newer things.
AP: What is your success formula?
AS: My formula for success is the next one: express your emotions through art. Don’t draw when you are bored, don’t be forced to draw and always give it time! The feeling you have while your drawing could be shown on your work. And that should be success!
AP: Is there someone who helps you in your creativity?
AS: My creativity comes from within me due to all that surrounds me. I believe that culture, friends, family, your thoughts and various situations are those factors that participate in your creativity. You need all these elements to come up with a creative idea. I am thankful to Dr Emad Rizk, a professor in Arts University in Egypt, from whom I learnt almost everything. I wanna say that this person helped me draw better and taught me hard techniques. I am also very grateful to Ms.Marianne, my art teacher in school. I would have never done it without any of these 2 experts.