Martine El Khoury is a Spiritual Painter living in Beirut – Lebanon.
She is the Human Incarnation of Mother Nature. Nature is her inspiration.
Just being her unique self inspires others to love and respect nature, as she said it is our one and only home. In fact her lifestyle influenced her followers and admirers and I am one of them.
Enriching human, perfect mother, having the interview with her gave me hope in humanity. When I first saw her paintings I felt peace and delicateness.
Simplistic, minimalist, she shines beauty and style. She and her paintings are alike. Each piece is a unique vision, reflecting her mindset, life and aspirations.
She transforms what may be considered bleak and desolate landscapes into drawings that reflect emotional content, a feeling of nostalgia and spirituality.
How you became a painter?
I studied interior design, worked in beauty and luxury but my fascination by Art in all its forms made me dedicate my life to painting and expressing myself through my drawings. I discovered my passion.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work, to look more carefully at the world around them and to discover beauty in unusual places.
Your Role models (any field)?
What are the important turning points in your life?
Dedicating all my time to painting and having my two kids.
What are your favorites?
Taste : Everything immediate from nature, raw food like a fish from the sea, a fruit from the tree, it gives me a sensation I adore.
Scent : The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.
Feel : My kids … hugging them, smelling them, kissing them, everything…
Scene : A house with a garden, swimming pool with me and my family enjoying it.
Sound : Rain and trees movement when it rains.
What is your current state of mind?
Simple … Minimalist …
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Pregnancy, it is the best feeling ever.
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is your favorite occupation?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your heroes in real life?
My Husband and my Mother.
What is your ultimate dislike?
What do you wish for all the time?
What do you expect from the future?
Becoming a well known international painter and playing a role in nature protection.
What is your favorite daily wear attire?
What things in life are still mysteries for you?
Love of God … How this universe is created.
How great is this love that created it! All the complexity, it inspires respect and Love the source of all creations.
how we, humans, can create beings, create life. It is fascinating.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Given my 6 months baby’s pacifier to his 4 years old brother and wondering why he is not taking it, and he was laughing at me for doing so. And eventually realizing what I was doing… It was funny…
What is your biggest fear?
What would be your super power?
Ending global warming and protecting nature.
What would be a good theme song for your life?
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
What would you name your boat?
ORCA … Orca whale lives in a family, in harmony, highly intelligent, a killer predator, protector, devoted, imaginative, romantic, emotional and fluid in communication. The symbolism teaches you about listening to your inner voice and understanding the impact of your emotions on your everyday life to follow your own truth.
What is the best/worst purchase you’ve ever made?
Best : A super comfortable mattress.
What inspires you?
Wild, savage, untouched Nature.
An advice for your Younger Self?
Listen to the signs that life gives you, work out and do sports daily, any kind you like but do it every day. It changes lives.
Emotional thoughts, what you think, creates emotions, creates art …
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Genuine, creative, optimistic.