Other People’s Studios Category

kiss & cut } two pages today

Yesterday I got a call from Gallery Tilal. They urgently needed hi-res images of my works for the invitation. I immediately called my right-hand woman Jana and she came through for me. J, you’re a rock star! Here are the two images I sent (I am really so very happy with them!) and some behind-the-scenes […]

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a visit to deema al-ghunaim’s studio

Last night I paid a visit to my friend architect/photographer/designer (I can go on) Deema Al-Ghunaim’s studio space she’s rented at the Arabana warehouse in Shuwaikh. The space is still in its embryonic stages but to know this little gem exists amid the hustle and bustle of industrial Shuwaikh is soothing to the heart and […]

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New Painting|Six Eves Play Hide-and-Go-Seek

I started this painting yesterday morning. I decided to make it a landscape format rather than portrait because the canvas is too tall for my easel. That was the easy step. I then thought: hmm, why don’t I actually paint a landscape. The only time I’d ever painted a landscape from life was in Madrid, […]

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A Little House in Hamra

A few days ago, I visited the Beirut-based artist Tamara Al-Samerraei in her studio, which she shares with artist Najah Taher. It’s situated in a culture-rich area of Hamra off the Beiruti high street. When I got there, I heard live music playing in a nearby street and ¬†Olivia Newton-John’s Let’s Get Physical blaring from […]

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