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Inkand watercolour paining - Kasia Dzikowska

This weekend I am on the roll. First blue butterfly is finished,second one just needs few touches. It’s nice to see work happening. :)

2 pieces in blue

Butterflies in blue watercolour

I have started 2 new paintings, this time in blue. A1, watercolour and ink.

Notice me continues

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Series of 6 small butterflies finished. Watercolour & ink, size b4.

After ArtDubai 2014

I was very lucky to attend an opening night at Art Dubai on 19th of March. It was really enjoyable evening at Madinat Jumeriah, with lots of excellent contemporary art on show from around the world. Here are few that really caught my eye:

Maitha Demithan

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Maïmouna Guerresi

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And those two, unfortunately I didn’t write their names :(

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A selection of photos from the festival. What the weekend it was. :)

Smaller scale

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Starting set of 5 new pieces, small this time :)

Notice Me gets Noticed!

This evening I am incredibly excited, because tonight at the 2nd Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival I was awarded First Place in the Art category!

The two pieces selected by the Foundation for their Festival were from my Notice Me series, which I have been working on since moving to the UAE in September 2013.

It began with my observations of Emirati woman going about their everyday tasks. Although they are fully covered in a black abaya with a hijab or niqab, sometimes as a casual observer I could catch a glimpse of beauty escaping the abaya: a hem of delicate fabric, a shine of an elaborate shoe or extraordinary shades of colour on their eyelids. The fact that these signs of hidden beauty were unintentionally revealed was more stimulating than any attractiveness that was free to see from a simple glance. It made me wonder about the women on the inside of the black material; what are their dreams, ambitions and colours that are hidden from us.

I would like to thank the Al Qasimi Foundation and also my amazing husband for all his constant support.

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RAK Fine Art Festival

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Today I am very excited because two of my pieces will be exhibited at the 2nd annual Ras al Khaimah Fine Art Festival!

The Festival is part of the Al Qasimi Foundation’s efforts to make tangible contributions to the cultural development of both Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE, and this year it features over forty artists across film, photography and fine art. It also will showcase work by some of the students at RAK Academy, where I teach art.

The premiere of the exhibition will be a black tie event at the very posh Banyan Tree Al Wadi hotel, which I’m super-excited for, and the festival itself runs for four days. A little bird has said to me that there will be cocktails and caviar, and the thought of Simon in a tuxedo is very nice too!

Drawing of Esther

I have sit down today with a sketch of my friend Esther that I have promised her some time ago. This was done from a recent photo of her, one that I really like.

By the way, if anyone would like to become my next portrait’s victim – um, I mean ‘subject’ – please let me know. I want to dust off those skills of mine. Just point me to the photo of yourself that you like :)

Thanks,

Kasia

2 new pieces

Ink wash finished on 2 pieces. Now they need to dry and tomorrow I can continue with watercolour.

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