was born in Aley, Lebanon. Her Deafness was discovered at the age of 3 months which caused her to enroll at The Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (F.A.I.D) from nursery all through until she graduated with a high school diploma in 1993.
At the age of five, she showed great interest in painting, which led her to join the Hamawi Art Center when her school (FAID) closed for two years being on the demarcation line, due to the civil war in Lebanon.
After her school reopened, she took intensive courses in painting on holidays. When she graduated from F.A.I.D, she joined the Hamawi Art Center for a two years course in painting and graduated with a diploma acknowledge by the Lebanese government.
Talhouk was not satisfied with her high school diploma. Her ambition for education led her to the unique Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She specialized in the field of Art History and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004.
After graduating, Talhouk had an internship and worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
She paints with oil, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic and pastel.