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girls & the pantiles

One of the things I love about being at my brother and his family’s Surrey home is the immediate burst of inspiration I get. From the ever-changing landscape to the three overgrown greenhouses in the wooded area, my heart always swells with excitement! How could I not integrate my work with the nature and architecture the Pantiles has to offer? […]

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watercolor sketchbook } polkadot face

As long as we’re talking about my Watercolor Sketchbook, I thought I’d share some extra photos taken around my brother’s new home in Surrey.

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girls explore } eves discover zeri crafts

Christmas time is upon us, it’s snowing on prettygreenbullet and I’m in the mood for a bit of shopping. As much as I’ve always appreciated hand-crafted items, my last trip to London, specifically the Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair in Chelsea, intensified my desire for all things handmade with passion and love. So in the spirit of Christmas […]

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art as disease

It’s not about the drawings, the paintings, the prints, the photos. It’s about where it all comes from. It’s about the energy, the emotion and the disease inside.

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a new life starts with a new sofa

My new sofa was finally delivered today. But of course to make space for it, my studio and home had to undergo a major upheaval. After all, it’s the only way to make room for new love.

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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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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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new painting|continued

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

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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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