“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
This famous line of Picasso’s resonates with Mays Al Ameer more than most.
Her passion for drawing, indeed her whole childhood, was cut short when her family were taken hostage in Iraq.
Now settled in Poole, she is part of a Red Cross art group designed to encourage community ties and a sense of belonging.
We meet her at an exhibition of her work at the Poole Lighthouse to hear about what brought her to the south coast, as well as her hopes for the future. More