Posts Tagged ‘art’
Posted in Painting, tagged art, art uae, artist in Ras al Khaimah, Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah, painting, quick sketch, Ras Al Khaimah, sketch of a day, watercolour on January 6, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Painting, tagged art, Art Dubai, artist, Artist in UAE, butterflies, butterfly, delicate fabric, everyday tasks, gender art, Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Sketchbook Project on June 24, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Each of these butterflies began from observations of Emirati women going about their everyday tasks.
Although the are fully covered in black abaya with a niqab or hijab, sometimes as a casual observer I could catch a glimpse of beauty escaping the cover: 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 beneath the black material; what are their dreams, ambitions and colours that are hidden from me?
This sketchbook was provided by the Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum at 2014’s Art Dubai event.
I thought it would be nice to put up some details of the small series of my Notice Me butterflies. These 6 pieces are the size of a large postcard and are done in ink and watercolour.
Posted in Thoughts and other words, tagged 2nd annual RAK Fine Art Festival, art, artist, artist in Ras al Khaimah, award winning artist, handmade, kasia dzikowska, katarzyna dzikowska, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE artist on February 22, 2014| Leave a Comment »
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.
I thought that it would be nice to update you on the progress of my work. I was luckily able to enjoy my studio time in some decent doses this week and I am working on two new UAE butterflies. I have just finished applying washes of watercolour and ink. This weekend I am going to add patterns on them. I hope to finish them by Sunday, so wish me luck!
Posted in Painting, tagged A4 paper, art, artist, artist in Ras al Khaimah, drawing of husband, ink, kasia, moving to UAE, Polish artist, Ras Al Khaimah, Simon, Simon Brady on October 13, 2013| 2 Comments »
Ok, finally the rush and craziness of moving jobs (and country, and getting married – all in a 3 month package!) is slowing down and I have a chance to sit down and do some work. And what’s better a topic than my freshly unwrapped out of the box husband? I am feeling a bit rusty now with portraits and thus that I made Simon a promise to create 20 portraits of him. This is no1: ink wash on paper, A4.
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.
This is a speed drawing of a piece that I have made for a request. It shows two sides of a woman, one soft and gentile and one independent and strong, and is going to be use for a show at Polish Community Centre.
A1 size, pencil and black marker, aprox time – 2 h
Posted in Illustration Friday, Painting, Sketchbook Project, tagged art, art deco, drawing pen, if, illustration, Illustration Friday, mirror image, sketchbook, Sketchbook Project on November 16, 2011| 3 Comments »