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Following up there are 2 sketches from Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah. I really like my morning tete-a-tete with watercolours!

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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.

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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.

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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'm so excited, I can't believe it!Notice Me 5Notice Me 6

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Hey there!

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!

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portrait in ink

Simon Brady, ink on A4 paper

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.

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two sides of a woman

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

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Shh, it's late

This is a drawing that I have done last night as a response to this week Illustration Friday topic. As I have been working on Sketchbook Project lately (more…)

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watercolour portrait

A2, watercolours on Fabriano medium grain paper.

This was Noemi and Iain’s wedding present. (more…)

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Well, yesterday was Monday, it was very, very hot and humid and as we coming towards the end of the school year (just week and a half left 🙂 ) we all are getting a bit more relaxed. (more…)

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