My name is Nidal Legendre and I’m an abstract artist inspired by the beautiful tones and textures of the natural world around me. I live in Marrakech, Morocco, with my husband, my two children Ryan & Morgan and two fur babies Teddy & Fifi. Prior to making the deci-sion to focus on art full time, I enjoyed working for 5 years as the PR manager of the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, where, as part of my job duties, I organized successful art ex-hibitions using my network of art collectors and artists. I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from this job until I realized I wanted to be on the creative side as a full time artist. In 2018, I experienced a turning point in my life when I decided to take a hypnotherapy session. Through a guiding process, I explored past experiences in my childhood where I visualized myself evolving in the creative practice. Mirroring myself through this hypnotic experiment as an artist made me believe that I found my authentic voice – a voice that I ignored deliberately because of fear – leading me to eventually de-tach myself of this misidentification delusion of who I was, shaped by other people’s be-liefs and intentions.
2019 was the year that ignited my passion to create on a regular basis. Since then, early mornings before I head off to my day job have been immersed in creating artworks that light my soul on fire, inspiring me everyday.
The act of creating is a meditative experience for me. The process itself brings me peace and offers me an opportunity to go inward. It's my hope to convey the emotions I experi-enced through my paintings. If my work brings to someone an opportunity to reflect, day-dream, disconnect from reality or just appreciate the present time, then it has served its purpose.