About the Artist

About the Artist


Magida Hadid Hyatt was a Palestinian-American painter who lived in the Washington DC area for many years before moving to Walnut Creek, CA.

Magida took up painting as a new form of creative expression following the death of her mother. Within the first year she had produced numerous pieces that were juried into art exhibits in and around D.C. Magida has studied at the Vander Zee School of Painting in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She works mostly in oil and acrylics on board and canvas.



“My art is inspired by the natural, political and social worlds, their paradoxes and contrasts and conflicts. Both the strength and vulnerabilities of nature and humans are important to me. I look to my emotional responses to the natural world and the human condition for ideas of what to paint.

My compositions are driven by form, color and texture, and are affected by my travels and exposure to many cultures.

I paint not to represent but to express.”

- M.H. 2011 -