From birth, Aliah Binti Talib suffers from a disease called "Amolia", i. e. congenital deformities of her upper limbs and dwarfism. At an early age, when she was only about 9, she began to draw and paint using her right foot. At first, she strove to improve her skills on her own. Later, she attended a well-known art school in Kajang. Under the guidance of art teacher Mustafa Bin Yahya she was taught to paint with the foot and received lessons for two years. The foot painting artist particularly likes to paint floral themes, abstract motifs, still lives and does batik pieces.
Date of birth: 08.03.1987
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2007