Amal is freelance illustrator, fine artist and instructor. She is published in traditional and educational children’s books, magazines and cover art. Her influences came from the bookshelves of Baltimore’s fantastic libraries where she decided that all books require pictures. She recently completed her MFA in illustration at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She teaches classes and workshops at the Long Island Art League, Gallery North and privately. Originally from Baltimore, MD she now lives in Port Jefferson, NY
Drawing and painting, and then a lot more drawing, through direct Observation is key to making great art. Understanding the process of building a painting, illustration or drawing happens faster when the student sees how to go bout it so I always gives demos and work alongside students during all classes.