As a resident of Southern California for the last 30 years and living close to “Art Mecca” Laguna Beach, Ferial has always been deeply interested in the Arts. Surrounded by so much natural beauty, she was passionately moved to begin her own artistic journey to find a way to express what she was experiencing. She studied drawing and painting at Saddleback College, Watts Atelier in Encinitas, and the Art Student League in New York. She has studied with prominent master artists such as David Leffel, Jeffrey Watts, Jacqueline Kamin, John Cosby and George Kyle.
Over many years of study and practice Ferial developed an exquisitely free, painterly style which harkens back to the traditional Dutch Masters, yet is undeniably hers alone. She paints flowers and still life, landscapes, and portraits with equal attention to formal realism and magical flow. She has exhibited and won numerous awards in shows and competitions in different states and countries. Her work hangs in private collections worldwide.