Nourdine has lived in Marrakech all his life. He was always was a talented painter. As such, he took up an interest in caligraphy and over time expanded his creative output to the art he creates today. Despite his growth, he remains true to his roots by decorating the backside of his paintings with caligraphy -- his first love with painting. Today, Nourdin continues to paint from his studio in Marrakech. His work as a painter to supports his wife and their six children.
Nourdin's playful and colorful wooden panels often depict important aspects of Moroccan life. They are painted on wooden block panels that are traditionally used to teach children how to read and write the Quran. That is why the back side often features the Arabic alphabet or lessons that kids use to learn how to read and write. Both of these aspect contribute to a truly unique piece of art that is firmly rooted in Moroccan culture.