Hana Abdin Pharoan grew up in a traditional household in Damascus, Syria. Hana is the youngest of six children to a 28-year-old widowed mother. She got married at 18 and relocated to the USA.
Having moved to the USA from Damascus, Hana experienced a profound culture shock early on. However, she managed to assimilate seamlessly into American culture, learning the language and raising three young Arab American men with values of both cultures. Hana was honored by The National ADC several times and The Arab American Medical Association for her dedication and service to the Arab community.
In 2011, after war broke out in motherland Syria, Hana struggled to find an outlet to deal with her grief. In 2013 she turned to art to find solace and express her deep-rooted attachment to her culture. Her artwork represents historical forms of Arab art, such as calligraphy, into the modern home.
Hana has taken the difficult situation in Syria to discover her natural-born artistic talent. She has participated in numerous art galleries and gained recognition as an Arab American Artist. Hana turns obstacles into challenges, living a joyous life while expressing herself through art!