Fatemah Alloo, born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and raised in New York City, has a passion for drawing, painting, and creating sculptures in order to express herself and to show others what she is capable of making. She has been making art since she was in elementary school, and every day since then has been nothing but a learning experience for her to be able to grow as an artist. Getting into LaGuardia High School of the Arts was a dream that Fatemah had, because she knew it would expose her to different art styles and media, and she is proud to have achieved that goal. Before getting into this arts high school, Fatemah was comfortable with only one medium: graphite. Now, she can create art with different media and express herself with color in both 2D and 3D art. Fatemah hopes her art journey will continue to grow from here on, making pieces for others as well!
I love making art inspired by different things, using a variety of media in order to achieve beautiful pieces in a realistic style. I perceive my art not only as a regular painting, drawing, or sculpture, but as an image to express myself to others with an important moment in my life, a daily activity, or teaching others. For example, the Favorite Food piece is a painting that shows my comfort food. I enjoyed painting the burger with fries as much as I do eating it. The Color Schemes book teaches other viewers, not only artists, about color theory and the color relationships that exist through paintings. I would love for more people to see my art and be inspired by it.