Studio Visit #5

We've been back on the shores of Abu Dhabi visiting artist studios, this time we take a look at British artist Andrew Field and Jordanian-British artist Julia Ibbini, who have both made Abu Dhabi their home. As an artist inspired by the islands of Abu Dhabi and surrounding waters, Andrew Field mainly works out in the open air and amongst nature, recording his observations in the form of notes hidden in the painted layers of his seascapes.

For Julia Ibbini, her artistic process is a meticulous working of digital drawings, collage, and hand embellishments with ink, paint, crystals and thread.

Gaining a greater understanding of how an artist works and how the process informs an artist's practise can allow a new higher level of appreciation. Here's a little taster viewed through the artist's studio...

Andrew Field's materials and colour palettes laid out ready for action
Andrew Field's materials and colour palettes laid out ready for action
Andrew Field's studio also has a gallery wall of his paintings
Andrew Field's studio also has a gallery wall of his paintings
Artwork by Andrew Field inspired by Abu Dhabi's islands and surrounding waters
Artwork by Andrew Field inspired by Abu Dhabi's islands and surrounding waters
Andrew Field's paintings contain many layers to achieve the desire effect
Andrew Field's paintings contain many layers to achieve the desire effect
Julia Ibbini's studio
Julia Ibbini's studio
Sample digital prints laid out ready for hand embellishment
Sample digital prints laid out ready for hand embellishment
Artwork by Julia Ibbini, a composition using digital print, collage, crystals and thread
Artwork by Julia Ibbini, a composition using digital print, collage, crystals and thread
Artwork by Julia Ibbini using digital print and hand embellishment with crystals
Artwork by Julia Ibbini using digital print and hand embellishment with crystals
 

Artist Studio Visits #4

Continuing our tour of artist studios in the UAE, the Capsule Arts team has been encouraged by how many artists have set up studios in their homes. Each one of them is welcoming and eager to talk about their artwork, their progression as an artist, and their relationship to the UAE. This post includes visits to the Dubai studios of Kathryn Ryan, Jill Thomas Whatley, and Nivedita Saha.

Kathryn Ryan's charcoal drawings laid out in her studio
Kathryn Ryan's charcoal drawings laid out in her studio
Kathryn Ryan's oil paintings in progress inspired by light and shadow
Kathryn Ryan's oil paintings in progress inspired by light and shadow
Jill Thomas Whately's light and airy studio filled with oil paintings and experiments
Jill Thomas Whately's light and airy studio filled with oil paintings and experiments
Inspiration, drawings and experiments in Jill Thomas Whately's studio
Inspiration, drawings and experiments in Jill Thomas Whately's studio
Experiments with inks and collage in Jill Thomas Whately's studio
Experiments with inks and collage in Jill Thomas Whately's studio
Nivedita Saha's studio
Nivedita Saha's studio
Daily drawings in Nivedita Saha's studio
Daily drawings in Nivedita Saha's studio
 

Artist Studio Visits #3

Any visit to the studio houses within the area named 'Heart of Sharjah' is one of discovery filled with art, conversation, and tea. There's a beautiful atmosphere and an active community of artists working late into the evening. We spent the afternoon with Nasir Nasrallah, Mohammed Al Qassab and Basem Al Sayer. With regular trips to Sharjah there'll be more journal posts to come from this treasure trove of art.

Inside Nasir Nasrallah's studio
Inside Nasir Nasrallah's studio
Nasir is a keen collector of objects, notes and now photographs of visitors to his studio. Happy Capsule Arts is one of them!
Nasir is a keen collector of objects, notes and now photographs of visitors to his studio. Happy Capsule Arts is one of them!
Tea, flipping through sketchbooks and artist gifts
Tea, flipping through sketchbooks and artist gifts
Paints piled high and large scale paintings at Mohammed Al Qassab's studio
Paints piled high and large scale paintings at Mohammed Al Qassab's studio
New works by Mohammed Al Qassab
New works by Mohammed Al Qassab
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition