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homes } birgitte simonian } los angeles, california

How lucky for this girl to be in sunny California! She now lives with Birgitte Simonian, aka Bianca’s mom. Thank you, ladies, for taking such good care of my girl! What a lovely perch she sits on.

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homes } khaled al-fraih

My Girl With a Book has found a new home in Khaled Al-Fraih’s art-filled house. Her neighbor is a Helmi El-Touni painting. Lucky her! Thanks, Khaled for sending me this photo :).

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homes } rana al-bahar & ghazi alhajery

Baseball and lantern girls seem to have acclimatized nicely to their new home, sharing it with Rana Al-Bahar, Ghazi Alhajery and their two boys. Thanks for sending the photos, Rana. You made my morning!

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homes } bianca simonian

You can’t really see them but these are the framed postcards from my last exhibition. They watch over Bianca at night, filtering any nightmare and turning it into a dream. Plus I love the way they look with her bed covers and cushions.

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thank you, ghada

I want to thank Ghada Khalaf for two things: yesterday, she brought to my attention (via my ever-supportive sister-in-law J) this article* in the Arabic issue of Le Monde Diplomatique. Today, also via J, I received the above photo of Ghada photographing my painting at the Dasman Diabetes Institute. I love these little gestures. And […]

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homes } the office of mohammed al-fraih

This morning, I received  via WhatsApp this photo of Mr. Mohammed Al-Fraih in his office. It took me a few seconds to understand why I got this picture and then I saw my painting. I hold a very special connection with people who acquire my work, and today, Mr. Fraih has moved into a little room […]

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homes | noor alzabin & lali al-sayer

I visited Noor Alzabin’s elegant home this morning to take some photos of her new acquisition, my painting ‘Girl Not Alone’. I think, however, I ended up taking more photos of Noor, Lali and their excitable doggy Balthazar!

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homes | schmendrick’s house

This was sent to me via Twitter. It’s always a lovely surprise to get these photos. Utter respect to those who bother. And that’s bother in a good way.

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Homes | Sharon & Shakir Abal

I have been waiting so long for these and boy has the wait been worth it! I am so honored that my paintings hold such coveted spots in the sun-kissed home of Sharon and Shakir Abal. Thank you, Sharon and Shakir for sharing these wonderful photos with me and my friends.

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Homes|Laila Al-Hamad

Another lovely surprise in my mailbox, this time from Laila Al-Hamad, who says, ‘The girls are keeping me company in my office, such a treat!’ I’m sure they love spending their time with you too, Laila. Thanks for the photo!

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new painting|continued

Added August 12: This painting now resides in the home of Birgitte Simonian in sunny California.

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Homes|Rana Al-Bahar

This is my painting, Thirty-Five Pages Front and Back from the Stories of Eves collection. It dwells in the home of my once-student/budding artist Rana Al-Bahar (who also does beautiful jewelry). In her e-mail she said, “Finally found the perfect spot in my living room. I see it every morning and night.” It’s so awesome […]

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Homes|Office of Imad Hayat

This painting resides in the office of Imad Hayat, my brother Tareq’s friend and business partner. Thanks, T, for the photos!

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Homes|Inspire Advertising|Alsaleh Building

Over lunch, my brother Mohammed asked me if I knew who, from Inspire Advertising, bought one of my paintings from 2004’s Cultural Re-Expressions 101 exhibition. I told him that my memory doesn’t extend that far back. So he showed me this picture he took of one of my paintings outside the company’s offices, in the […]

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Homes: Mai Al-Nakib & Adeeb Abu-Ghazaleh

I get so excited when I see my girls again! Always. Eve moved in with my dear friends Mai Al-Nakib and Adeeb Abu-Ghazaleh last month. I found these photos in my mailbox this morning with a letter from Mai. She said: I’ve included a photo of eve up and one of eve before she was up, just […]

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Homes: Ghena El Hariri|Amman, Jordan

  This painting was very impersonally titled ‘eleven‘. It was part of my Yellow Tape Portrait collection. Thanks to Ghena El Hariri, she has a home and a name now: Sophie. What more can anyone ask for? About the placement of this painting, Ghena said, ‘Finally I managed to send you a photo of Sophie […]

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Homes|Ethel Cooper

This is highly unconventional! But not surprising as it has been sent to me by my very eccentric friend Ethel Cooper, who bought my piece from the PrettyGreenBullet|The Exhibition show back in November. It took me a few seconds to figure out where it was. When I finally did, I realized that the framed watercolor […]

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Homes|I Own Art Too!|Part I

  I’m always waiting to receive photos of my works in their new homes (hint, hint to everyone who’s promised to send me a picture and hasn’t!). I do get so excited when I finally do. And then I thought: wait a minute, I’ve got my own little collection of paintings and photographs I’d like […]

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Homes:Maysaa Al-Mumin & Thomas Modeen|Doha, Qatar

    One moment she was in my studio in Kuwait, and the next she was in an American SUV driven by Maysaa Al-Mumin en route to Doha, Qatar via Saudi Arabia. She’s now finally up on the Modeen living room wall. This painting, The Note, has seen many exhibitions and even traveled to Florence […]

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Homes: Nada Dalloul

Months and months ago, I mailed a letter locally via Kuwait’s post. My friend finally received the letter, a picture I did on May 14th titled Dream & the Nonsense. I love the way Nada has made the colors on her shelf work. Maybe it is merely coincidental that the babushka dolls and green, oval […]

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Homes:Dr. Tim Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan sent me this last night. He spread the pictures on the wall but felt they were lost, so he divided them by this sadu an ‘old bedouin woman who made it’ gave to him a few weeks ago. He says, ‘I say hello to the children every morning.’ That is so cool.

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Homes: Peter Duckett|Ma’adi, Cairo

What a journey. About a month or two ago, my high school Spanish teacher, Mr. Duckett, e-mailed me. He liked my painting, Drum, and was interested in buying it. Of course I mentally jumped up and down with joy because it’s always great to find a home for my girls. I immediately, however, crashed because […]

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Homes:Shatha & Qatami Al-Qatami

This morning I visited Ophelia. I have never done this before, just visited a painting of mine in it’s own right. It took my breath away when I spotted it as soon as I walked through Shatha Al-Qatami’s front door. But my first glimpse of Ophelia was through a mirror, which is what took me […]

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