My name is Amir Emad Wais, from Tal Afar district, Ninewa province. I was born in 2003, and now student of grade 12, final year of high school. I draw with wood colors and charcoal pencil. I discovered this talent by chance.
In my paintings, I focus on drawing national symbols, especially those who sacrificed their lives from the homeland and the social figures who left an influential imprint on society: Safaa Al-Saray, Samir Sobeih, Yasser Al-Jourani, Abdel Wahab Al-Saadi. I try to balance my studies with my talent in drawing.
Sometimes I can't find drawing papers, so I have to draw with striped paper. I ask for support from my friends and those around me.
Unfortunately, there are no bodies that support art in Tal Afar, with many young talents present, who could be at a higher level if they would have been supported and matured.
I hope that interest in the subject of art education in schools and that the Ministry of Education reactivate the role of drawing workshops at schools.
Drawing is a message of peace and love, and through it we can express our feelings and love for others and the country.