TV Interview - Dubai City 7

The beautiful 'Resonating Script' show has caught the attention of Dubai's media.  Today I was interviewed by City Seven tv channel about the exhibition -   Here I was explaining that this exhibition aims to challenge public perception of calligraphic art.  'Resonating Script' show cases artwork by 11 different artists and incorporates sculpture and painting in many different styles and mediums.  

TOKYO TOUR- from an art and design lover's perspective

Check out my article  and photos from a recent trip to Tokyo for the lovely travel and photography blog -

DIY - Watercolour Christmas Cards

I finally finished making the Watercolour Christmas cards this weekend.   Here's a little peek at the cards that are currently winging their way around the world.

ARTY INTERIORS inspired by Khalid Saeed Butt artwork

Arty Interiors: 
1. Miniature Artwork by Khalid Saeed Butt from Mussawir Art Gallery;
2. Large Bianca Cushion from Anthropologie;
3. Mia Ring in Chrysoprase from Leif;
4. Potted Yucca Plant from Crate and Barrel;
5. Woven Rattan Wall Mirror from Crate and Barrel;
6. Checked Glass from Zara Home;
7. Matine Toile Duvet Cover from Pottery Barn; pottery

DESIGN TRENDS - watercolours

Watercolour is still a huge trend this season decorating all sorts of fashion and homewares.  After a research session on pinterest, I was feeling very inspired and went out and bought myself a watercolour set.  I plan to hone my watercolour painting skills.  

Here are some examples of interesting ways watercolours can be used ...

Ikat style pattern 

Chevrons - love the contrast of the precise chevrons with the fluidity of the watercolour paint.  

Ikat style, again

Abstract - Just love this... a great way to pull together colours in a room.

Abstract - Love the simplicity - beautiful colours and they blend into each other perfectly

Here are my first few watercolours:  

1 - Traditional style - Still life (of a mango)

2- Exploring Chevrons 

3 - Exploring chevrons and colour 

 Next project- use watercolours to design this years Christmas cards.

Charity fashion show

Surprisingly, May turned out to be a busier month than April in the gallery, with new events and projects each week.  Last week we hosted a charity fashion show with Reemami (a local fashion designer) and Mawaheb of Beautiful People (local charity). 

Run by Wemmy de Maaker, Mawaheb is an art studio for young adults (over the age of 16) with disabilities.  I would recommend you click here to visit the studio gallery on their website to see some serious talent! 

At the fashion show Wemmy did a small talk and the students paraded their artwork on the catwalk.  There was an amazing atmosphere - Everyone in the room was loving it, clapping and smiling!  We had a silent auction to sell the artwork with all the proceeds going to the charity.  Here are the pics:

Wemmy de Maaker and the Beautiful People



Congratulations Reema Al Banna

On the news!

Glad I didn't know at the time how many people/ countries watch Geo - This was aired on a Saturday evening at 9pm!  Here I am talking about the beautiful 'Unwritten Journey' Exhibition at the gallery.