Born in Homs in 1953, Ghassan Nana studied at the Fine Arts Centre in Homs and the University of Damascus. His luminous, delicate oil paintings are executed in a classical impressionist style, capturing soothing pastoral scenes that possess a haunting and ethereal quality. In one painting, people gathered to celebrate a wedding are distinguished by their contrasting garments defined by a bursts of colour. In another, a lady in a long white gown stands beside a pianist playing a grand piano – moments that could exist in any era and cultural context. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including in Syria, Cairo, Russia, Bulgaria and Sweden and London, and in 2010 he took part in making a Mural representing the Syrian revolution martyrs in Sweida, Syria. The artist lives and works in Sharjah.