"Art is a reflection of the soul, an expression of dreams and the manifestation of desires". Says Irina Basalik el Houri. Born in Kramatorsk, Ukraine in 1980, Irina now specializes in watercolour and oil paint. Inspired by narrative and story telling she uses her imagination, and particularly her dreams to help her create these vibrant figurative compositions. A self taught artist Irina began painting seriously in 2005 and hopes to exhibit her work in Broummana, Lebanon, were she currently lives and paints.