Ebtehal Badawi was born in Saudi Arabia. Since she was in 5th grade, she always knew that she wanted to be an artist. However, she took a different path and got a bachelor’s degree in Biology from King Abdul-Aziz University.
Following that, she earned a master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Her career bath also including working as a teacher assistant. Still, she always felt that something is missing. At that point, she found out about an art therapy program. She then took the requirements classes in Art and Psychology to pursue that specialty and still ongoing.
During her journey, she joined the Malian Art Institute and learned different techniques in painting. The first everyone notice about her art that it is colorful and uplifting. Her art has a big influence on people. She designed a poster for anti-bullying and racism which was posted in different schools in the Pittsburgh area. This was aimed to help kids understand the power of unity. She was also part of different art show in Pittsburgh.
Ebtehal is not just an artist but is a writer and a photographer as well. She enjoys going and spending time in nature and connect with Mother Earth and write about her experience.
Her goal as an artist is to create art that would uplift peoples’ souls and connect with more artist to share the beauty and the magic of art.