Artist Mariam Fakhro likes to discover and experience the treasures of nature. She is inspired to recycle used material such as wood, paper and metals to transform them into rich paintings with wonderful dimensions.

The best of her works are those relating to traditional doors and windows which hold charm and secrets. Thanks to her travels, her arts and ideas have been influenced by other cultures such as those of India and China; these influences have also enriched her style and personality.

She started her artistic journey after joining the Crafts Centre where she established her creative corner to practice her craft incorporating her special style. Each of her works has its own charm in terms of the nature of the recycled material used and her artistic vision. This artistic-environmental concept has received wide acceptance and encouragement. Batelco has displayed her paintings which has attracted widespread attention. She has taken part in exhibitions in Bahrain and abroad and has also cooperated with a number of ministries and institutions to design commemorative gifts.

An energetic Mariam is also branching out into furniture design. She hopes to organise a comprehensive exhibition of her works soon.