Where the most common places become uncommon
Born in Monrovia-Liberia, Weeda lived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaries, Spain, and Lebanon with her parents and siblings as a child. Each country's mix of cultures and traditions significantly influences her design and art.
Her vocation for drawing began at the early age of 12 while sheltered from war (read blog). Family, friends, and classmates first recognized her talent. In 1988, she attended Lebanese American University, majoring in Graphic Design and taking painting classes as electives and in her spare time. An entrepreneur at heart, Weeda started a graphic agency, handling major local and global accounts. While involved in her active career, she took painting lessons for years at night with renowned artist Helen Karam.
In 2000, she settled permanently in Texas with her husband and two daughters. Having worked and won awards for major corporations, she combined her extensive graphic arts experience with her love for painting. In 2005, she pursued her MFA in Painting and Drawing through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Significant influences on her work are the Fauvist and German Expressionism eras.
Weeda believes in giving back by helping and enriching the lives of youth through art appreciation and exploration. She co-founded Education Unbound, a nonprofit that brings STEAM opportunities to underserved children.