Hello there, Myself Zaneena Nabeel. I’m an architect by profession and an artist by passion. I’m someone who believes art has an important role in the social development. Art is a stress relief mechanism and I would escape myself into art when I’m stressed as it gives me immense happiness. It helps me calm down and speak to my inner spirit. I started painting when I was about 3 or 4. At that age I never understood the value and depth of it, it just made me happy. Gradually, I gave up on painting and concentrated on my studies. I never realized the value of what I had left behind. Two years back, one fine day my husband gifted me a set of paint and brushes, it was like meeting a long lost friend. Just how one will end up in those long conversations; I forgot myself and started painting with that student grade set of paints for long continuous hours. Since then ART has become a part of ME, I cannot think of a day passing by without dreaming about what to paint next! And that’s how ‘AurorabyZ’ was born.
My art career started during the end of 2017 when I got an opportunity to exhibit my paintings at Dubai Design District. And then I had the courage to post my paintings on Instagram, changed my private account to a public art account. I started getting recognized as an artist, people approached me for commissioned art works and then I embraced myself as an artist.
A year and a half passed, with nearly 52,000 followers on Instagram, now I wanted to be recognized as an artist more than an architect. I conduct local/international art workshops, I teach online on Skillshare , I have a YouTube channel, I do brand collaborations, and I’m now experimenting all possible ways to develop as an artist.