Born in Morocco in 1969, Ghizlan spent much of her childhood in the studio of her father, the renowned artist Hassan El Glaoui. Posing for his portraits, she became his muse – a development which could explain her later fascination with faces. These inspirational surroundings from her childhood, combined with the rich colours of her father’s work, have influenced her distinctive painting style.
She studied Arts at the Académie Charpentier in Paris, and has subsequently undertaken private commissions. In addition to the Glebe Garden Gallery in London, she is represented by galleries in St-Tropez, Paris and Marrakech.
‘Granddaughter of the Pasha of Marrakech, Thami El Glaoui, daughter of the artist Hassan El Glaoui, Ghizlan draws her inspiration from the heart of the Berber worlds. She retains the soul and fierce loyalty of her tribe'