After medical school, Dr. Hanna specialized in pediatric psychiatry, worked full time, and was busy with her young and growing family. Over the years, she always found ways to incorporate her love of art into her life and work. When she ran group therapy for children, she used crafting as a way to help kids cope with their difficulties and express themselves.
Dr. Hanna continues to dive into different types of art, always open to using new medium and materials. She started painting and has explored a variety of types of paint. She recently discovered alcohol ink and the material fascinated her. “You can’t control where the ink goes or how much it will spread. It has a mind of its own,” she says. Using alcohol ink, she explains that she doesn’t use a brush to spread the colors, instead using gravity or straws. After she completed one of her paintings, she casually posted a photo of her work on a social media page. She was astounded at the number of comments it received—over a thousand—within just a few days. Dr. Hanna explains that she never thought that her art was exceptional. But after so many people she didn’t even know encouraged her to sell her work and go into business as an artist, she started thinking about the idea.
You can see more of Nora Hanna's work by following @NoraHannaFineArt or visiting her Facebook page Nora Hanna Fine Art