*Photo by Yasmine Alkandari
My name is Ghadah Alkandari. I’m a Kuwaiti artist and aspiring blogger. I never realized until I started a blog in April 2009 that I am also a diarist and exhibitionist. To me, my blog is my own private reality show. It’s been a platform for me to share my thoughts and feelings with anyone willing to stop by and listen. In a country where thinkers and artists are sparse, I like to think that there are a few people out there who just might get me.
Professionally, I’ve been exhibiting and selling my work both nationally and internationally. I am also insisting on being a children’s book writer and illustrator. Although in the past I’d illustrated a handful of children’s books for other writers/institutions, there has been one book that I started years ago. My goal is to finish this book. And I probably will one day.
*Photo by Laura Boushnak
Am SO in love with ur work and this whole blog thing ;) ..
Keep up the good work .. and hope to see those paintings in real one day inshallah :D
Nouf al semari
Thank you, Nouf. I’m hoping to have my second PrettyGreenBullet exhibition soon (possibly November, if I can secure the venue I have my eye on :)!
Your work matches your beauty.
Your work is truly inspiring.
Class Genius @ Super!
Thanks, Salman! I keep telling people I’m a genius but no one believes me. Not even my kids ;).
The unseen, the unknown ,hidden, Imaginary stuff, on your work makes them so special from every other angle! ((:
I would love to see your book :*
Hello Ghadah. Love your wonderful, expressive works. Thank you for sharing them.
That’s so lovely to hear! Especially during this time when I’m frantically preparing for a show! Thank you.
You’re welcome. Best wishes with the show! May it be a stunning success.
I just came across your blog and find your artwork inspiring and wonderfully expressive. I’m curious about your new book (congratulations, by the way!) – is there a way to order it in the states?
Ms. Falconer, thank you for visiting! I’m sorry to say that at the moment you can’t order the book from within the States. If you would like a copy, you can contact Analogue Books, who are based in the UK. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I typed in “sketch” and found your blog. Beautiful work. I hope you realise your dream and write and illustrate children’s books.
I hope so too. Thank you :)
I had a Dec. 2007 Bazaar magazine saved many years ago since i loved the cover. As i was going threw an old pile of mail and magazines to throw out, i came across it again and couldnt get myself too as i really find it inspirational. Can i commision you to do something similar? The colors, the movement, the cigarette, the sunglasses, i love it.
Dear Mohamed, funny I save Bazaar magazine too! Please contact me via email for commissioned pieces. Thank you for your note :). Ghadah@kandari.org
Love you art amazing
I love your art really amazing ….inspiring and you sound so real and different
hi Ghada , you are just amazing , thats all I can say !
god bless you,
great work! i love the colors and thick lines!
Thank you, Lorna!
Everything in this blog is just lovely.
Thank you Basma Amin :)
Big hello from San Diego / CA….this is really impressive…I loved the pic a lot. and the way you expressed your talent ;-))
You are, without doubt, one of the finest artists I have had the pleasure to come across. Love the colours, the mood, the subjects and the subtle messages and ‘my’ interpretations. Bravo Ghadah!
Thank you very much! It means a lot to me.
i loved your blog and i wish to buy a piece from you :) good luck
Thank you :)
New to your blog but im lovin it. great pieces of art here :) keep up the good work and best of luck delivering your message :p
Message? What message?
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Very lively and colourful blog, thank you. :)
Have a sunshine inside out,
I just discovered your blog today! I know I’ve tol you this before on instagram…I’m extractive that we have someone like you here in kuwait!!! Seriously keep doin what you do! If you’re in kuwait maybe someday or path will cross! Art forever! Lol
Thank you for your letter! There are quite a few talents we have. Check out Thuraya Lynn, Mohammed Al-Muhanna and Zouz Al-Mahdi!
What a wonderful shot Ghada.. You look like a model! Mona
Heehee thanks :)
Your talent is absloutly striking… Any details on work commissions?
Thank you, Sara.
For commissions you can contact Noor Alzabin at email@example.com.
What a fabulous discovery for me- your work and style is strong and inspiring !
Thank you, Maggie! I’m very happy to serve ;).
Thank you x
Seeing sketchbooks and found you…Thanks for sharing your art.:)
Thank you very much for visiting x
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Hello Ghadah! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #15! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!
Thank you! So I just nearly made it :). I’m going through your blog now, and have pressed the ‘follow’ button. Happy New Year!
Hey there Ghadah! Thank you for the likes on my works! I really appreciate it!
Been looking around on your blog a couple of times,. You have amazing works here! Love the paintings and the drawings too. Very elegant linework.
If there’s anything i can do for you just ask! I will add a link to your blog on my links page, so hopefully more people will see it.
Cheers, and have a nice day!
That is so awesome, Tim!Thank you!
You’r welcome! I will make the whole page look better in the near future, with pictures and short descriptions. Cheerss
Hello Ghada! I ‘m Christina, one of your avid fan in Kuwait. I followed you first in IG & I couldn’t get enough of Eve’s charm :) Thank you for making my life in Kuwait worthwhile. I’m an expat here & to be able to see your works in IG and now in WP is really an amazing experience. If I would tell a story about Kuwait then I would mention that you are like a gem in here, You are an inspiration. Your talent is one of a kind. I was visiting the house of my Husband’s Boss the other week & I immediately saw one of your paintings & I exclaimed “That’s the work of Ghada Alkandari “! and He was surprised that I know.
I can only say that one has to have a keen eye to be able to spot you and your beautiful works.I used to draw a lot when I was younger and suddenly I miss the brush in my hand..Thank you for taking the time to response on my comments on your posts. I appreciate it.
I wish you all the best Ghada!
I look forward to your Book !
That is SO COOL, Christina. Thank you so much! See, hearing words like this, that’s inspiring too! Not just make-believe men :) xxx
I’ve been teaching Arab artists all year and you are one of the most amazing artist and person I got to know in this fascinating Journey. Thank you and I wish you to keep growing all your life
Thank you! I hope to keep growing too x