The artist was born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1958. From a very young age she showed a liking for painting and other forms of image-making, an inclination that became more pronounced throughout her youth.

During her childhood, her family moved to a small town in northern Argentina. That change immersed her in a warmer climate, with sumptuous vegetation and a generally lusher environment. At this stage she became aware of the expressive power of color.

Later, the family settled in Tucumán. Although she attended regular classes, she preferred creative activities, including art courses that she pursued in her spare time. In this way, she was trained in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, porcelain, and ceramics–among other disciplines. Upon completing high school, she went to the University of Tucumán, where she studied architecture for three years.

Her first professional artistic creations were paintings on porcelain. She conceived and manually executed decorative murals for home interiors. During this period, she also studied watercolor on silk, whose technique presents special challenges, due to the control over the aqueous medium that is required. These modalities came to significantly influence her later development.

In 2002, she moved to Miami, where South Florida’s tropical environment became the framework for a new creative phase. The artist unleashed her imagination and directed her expressive needs towards painting. Her first works were carried out in a language of organic forms, where her admiration for Georgia O’Keeffe and Salvador Dalí could be seen. Later, she created abstract works of marked lyricism, predominated by gestures and color.

In 2017, after completing an acrylic and collage course at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School, she began the series “Somewhere,” in which she experimented with coloring and texturing paper that she subsequently adhered to canvas, creating subjective spaces.

Nora Said currently lives and works in Miami.