She has a quiet determination about her and a steady focus. While we talk, she puts away her sketchbook and fetches her tablet. Speaking excitedly but eloquently, she scrolls through, explaining her rigorous art process through multiple digitalized sketches. It is a technique called reverse work, which is working and reworking drawings as a way of thinking, gradually adding layers of expression little by little. ‘My work is constantly growing and evolving through reimagining and reformulations’, she explains.
Mansour is humble and thoughtful as she speaks about her inspirations. Although she admires the works of many fellow artists, she absorbs much of her inspiration from her surroundings and the people she interacts with. ‘My art’, she explains, ‘consists of expressions of the lived environment’.