Thimar Halwani

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Thimar Halwani
Born
🏳️ NationalityLebanese
🏫 EducationLebanese University
💼 Occupation
Artist, children author

Thimar Halawani is a Lebanese artist and children author.

Biography[edit]

Thimar Halwani studied Fine Arts in the Lebanese University, and received her master’s degree in Comics and Graphic Novels from Mimaster Illustrazione in Milan, Italy in 2015. She is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society since 2008 and she has been living in Dubai since 2003 and has received the Golden Visa. She took part in drawing many graphic novels targeting children and youth, and she published two books under her name in children literature, “Boo”.[1] and “A Tale of a Thread”.

Career[edit]

Thimar is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society since 2008, and a member of the Lebanese Fine Artists Association since 2004. She works as a professional children books artist in UAE, and has her own art studio where she holds interactive reading sessions to teach children drawing and writing children stories[2]. She participated in many children art galleries in Europe, UAE and her hometown, Lebanon, along with exhibitions and other social events.

Thimar works as an independent children illustrator. She has an eye for art and enjoys mixing different materials and techniques like oil colors, acrylics, pastels, watercolors and paper cutting to create her art[3].

In Children Literature[edit]

Her first book “Poe” was released in 2017 and was added to book in the International Youth Library in Munich. The story simply demonstrate life’s philosophy using simple concepts to communicate to children that every day is a dream is yet to come true, and a valuable adventure that deserve to be lived.

Thimar is considered the first Lebanese artist who creates a silent art through the book “A Tale of a Thread”, which was written by Fatima Naser and published in 2019.

Awards[edit]

  • Appreciation Award from Arab Thought Foundation for “My Fish” Art, Amman, Jordan, 2013.
  • Honor Listed by the International Board on Books for Young People for the art of “A Fish I Dreamed of”, Poliana, 2016.
  • Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature in the category of ‘Comic Book” for her art work in “The Olive Tree”, 2017[4]
  • Appreciation Award from the Arabic Thought Foundation for her art in “The Elephant that Paints”, 2017.
  • Her art work in “Olive Tree” was short listed for Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature in the “Comic Book” category, 2017.

Her Work[edit]

  • Karim and I by Fatima Sharaf Aldin, 2009. (أنا وكريم، فاطمة شرف الدين)
  • The Car by Hanadi Dayah and Manal Shamma, 2010. (السيارة، هنادي دية ومنال شمة)
  • The Traffic Police by Hanadi Dayah and Manal Shamma, 2010. (شرطي السير، هنادي دية ومنال شمة)
  • A Little Bird by Jenan Hashash, 2010 .(عصفور صغير، جنان حشاش)
  • The School’s Bus by Hanadi Dayah and Manal Shamma 2011. (باص المدرسة، هنادي دية ومنال شمة)
  • My Pink Bicycle by Hanadi Dayah and Manal Shamma, 2011. (دراجتي الزهرية، هنادي دية ومنال شمة)
  • My Fish by Jenan Hashash, 2011. (سمكتي، جنان حشاش)
  • My Rabbit by Jenan Hashash, 2011. (أرنبي، جنان حشاش)
  • My Plant in a Week by Sana AlTayara, 2011 (نبتتي في أسبوع، سناء الطيارة)
  • A Little Kitten by Jenan Hashash, 2013 (هرة صغيرة، جنان حشاش)
  • I read by Malak Obaid, 2013 (أنا أقرأ، ملاك عبيد)
  • A Wheat Grain by Jenan Hashash, 2014 (حبة القمح، جنان حشاش)
  • The Missing Honey by Ramzi Mkwai, 2014 (العسل المفقود، رمزي مكاوي)
  • A Fish I Dreamed of by Gaida Al Yaman, 2014 (سمكة حلمت بها، غيدا اليمن)
  • The Elephant that Paints by Mohammed Al Darwish, 2015 (الفيل الرسام، محمد الدرويش)
  • Fire Station by Mohammed Kazem Jawad, 2015 (مركز الإطفاء، محمد كاظم جواد)
  • The Crow and the Blackbird by Mohammed Kazem Jawad, 2015 (الغراب والشحرور، محمد كاظم جواد)
  • Spoons by Omaima Ulaiq by 2015 (الملاعق، أميمة عليق)
  • The Marvelous Toy by Samah Abu Baker Ezzat, 2015 (اللعبة المدهشة، سماح أبوبكر عزت)
  • What will the Elephant Wear? by Amal Naser, 2016 (ماذا سيرتدي الفيل؟ أمل ناصر)
  • The Cheerful Butterfly series by Malak Obaid, 2016 (سلسلة أمرح فراشة، ملاك عبيد)
  • The Olive Tree by Eva Cosma, 2018 (شجرة الزيتون، إيفا كوزما)
  • Size 27 by Dalia Al Mkawi, 2019 (مقاس 27، داليا المكاوي)
  • I Am Not Scared Anymore by Sahar Naja Mahfouz, 2020 (لم أعد خائفاً، سحر نجا محفوظ)

Her Participation in Children Literature:[edit]

  • “Poe” (Graphic Book), Written and drawn by Thimar Halwani. (بو)
  • “A Tale of a Thread” (Silent Book), Written by Fatima Naser and Art by Thimar Halwani.

References[edit]

  1. halwani, thimar. "Boo". Kalimat Group. Kalimat Group. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  2. halwani, Thimar. "ثمار حلواني تستكشف العلاقة الوجودية بين الإنسان والماء". Al-Ittihad. الاتحاد. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  3. Halwani, Thimar. ""Dubai Culture": Thimar Halawani is the guest of the "resident artist" for 6 months". teller report. teller report. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  4. Halwani, Thimar. "جائزة "اتصالات لكتاب الطفل" تعلن بعد غد أسماء الفائزين في نسختها التاسعة". WAM. WAM. Retrieved 28 October 2021.


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