by Zainab Nasir
Nadra Khan - LadyDaVincci
Your city: Faisalabad
What drives you? (What makes you so passionate about your work)
I am painting since I was 3 years old and painting today defines who I am, almost like my identification. I cant live without that.
How did you get here and how long have you been in this profession (or been doing what you do)?
I started posting my paintings to sell over online websites 8 years ago. It took me 6-7 years to start working professionally. Meanwhile I got married but I never lost hope even after my marriage.
What has been your vision and what do you most love about your work?
I always wanted to describe or convey some lesson through my paintings. I feel that I can describe more with colours and brushes than my words.
I want to master all types of art mediums. My final thesis was on oil paints but I kept trying each and every medium of art out... I am still learning.
What do you think is your biggest achievement throughout your professional journey?
The biggest achievements were, being a part of an international website and being able to start selling my art work internationally.
What are your current projects and what do you plan on doing in the near future?
Currently I make paintings and put them over international websites and art groups on facebook and I am getting great response.
I want to organise an exhibition of my art work on an international level because I got so much appreciation from my international fans.
A word of advice you would like to pass on to other women struggling with their start-ups?
I would like to say that everything takes time and patience but never lose hope and keep struggling, every step will take you towards your dream.