Engy AlGarf is primarily a figurative artist who likes to tell a story. Born: Egyptian, 1989, Cairo, Egypt, Engy was introduced to art classes at the early age of 6, and practiced under the supervision of acclaimed artists in a small tucked away studio in Kuwait City. She moved to Egypt in 2007 where she acquired a B .F .A from the American Unversity in Cairo, before completing the graduate program in fine arts in Florence, Italy in 2014. With a unique eye for color, and her eye for capturing expression and emotion, Engy regularly creates privately commissioned color-inspired, eclectic paintings. Ever since a young age, people fascinated Engy. One of her daily routines includes sitting in public spaces and observing people. She would notice a fake laugh, a genuine concern, a loving hug, an agitated phone call, all behaviors that made her obsessed with the complexity of human emotions and the underlying textural behaviors that drive us. Watching and observing people allowed Engy to explore the boundaries of expression and storytelling while living and working in Seattle, Washington. Engy uses both a combination of design and painting to create her pieces. She begins by creating a rough composition on Photoshop and similar design tools, she later creates her portraits depending on the overall feel; which later evolves to a whole new persona. Engy approaches her medium with a combination of realism and painterly flourish.