Working as a traditional artist with watercolor and ink, Zahra enjoys small narrative illustrations and magical realism.
She is fond of her cultural roots in Kuwait as well as the liberal education she has received throughout her life in New Mexico. She’s mostly inspired by women of small physical stature who are otherwise larger than life as well as fringe and colloquial languages. She loves poetry and independent cinema and how quiet and mysterious the night is. She is deeply fond of the sea.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico in Languages and Literature, with a minor in Flamenco Dance and History as well as a minor in Philosophy. She has loved working with museums, non-profits, theatre companies, cultural centres, and has found making picture books to be dreamier than she had dreamed them to be. She works out of her studio at the Harwood Art Centre in Albuquerque, New Mexico.