72 by HUES

As part of Capsule Arts bespoke projects our creative team began work in 2013 on a new hotel in Sharjah - 72 by HUES. Working with artists and designers we commissioned a series of artworks to be exhibited in the public areas of the hotel, aiming to bring colour and fun into these spaces, while encouraging intrigue, interaction, and discovery into the guest's experiences. Influenced by the therapeutic spa experience artist Jill Thomas Whatley worked on a series of thread artworks that are displayed in the spa and gym areas of the hotel - here's a few pictures of the works in progress and some of the final artworks on display in the hotel:

Threads at the ready
Threads at the ready
Artist Jill Thomas Whatley working in her Dubai studio
Artist Jill Thomas Whatley working in her Dubai studio
Threading through perspex
Threading through perspex
Work in progress
Work in progress
Relax, Renew, Revive on display in the spa at 72 by HUES
Relax, Renew, Revive on display in the spa at 72 by HUES
Close up of Relax
Close up of Relax
Soothe on display inside the spa at 72 by HUES
Soothe on display inside the spa at 72 by HUES
Energy on display in the gym at 72 by HUES
Energy on display in the gym at 72 by HUES
 

We've launched!

Thank you to many of you who came to our official opening of Capsule Arts Studio, and the launch of our first limited edition print collection last Thursday. We hope you had a fun evening, enjoyed the artworks on display, and had a chance to meet the artists. If you didn't manage to make it, here are some great pictures that everyone has been sharing with us. You can also see more at #CAlaunch

All artworks are now available to view and buy online at www.capsulearts.com

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Meet Jill Thomas Whatley

Colour Cruise by Jill Thomas Whatley
Colour Cruise by Jill Thomas Whatley

Past experience as a stained glass artist can be seen as highly influencing Jill Thomas Whatley’s current work. Her art is extremely distinctive and seems to mimic the same saturated color and outlined nature of stained glass windows. Images of people and places, moments in time, are recreated as abstract forms with an almost pastel-like surface that creates ghostly shadows and imprints of what once was.

Jill Thomas Whatley got an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and completed graduate work in Art History and Studio Painting. For seven years Jill worked as a stained glass artist, designing and crafting large-scale commissioned works. Now in Dubai she has a painting studio at home where she has moved towards different mediums.

Jill Thomas Whatley's studio in Dubai
Jill Thomas Whatley's studio in Dubai

Her art stems from the deconstruction and observation of her environment and what she finds beautiful. As a student of formalism she renders materials and subject matter as to elicit an aesthetic dialogue between the recognizable and the imaginary. She transports readers to an impossible place whilst retaining the connection to an actual current event.

Familiar Landscape by Jill Thomas Whatley
Familiar Landscape by Jill Thomas Whatley

This Autumn Capsule Arts will launch a set of limited edition art prints by Jill Thomas Whatley that will be available to purchase at capsulearts.com, for more details about her featured artworks and the launch collection sign up here.