Monday, December 28, 2009

Sumayyah's Online Store

Dear All,

i would like to introduce to you my online store! it has my paintings on key chains, binders, kids shoes and many other items!!

so do visit and please add a comment before you leave :)


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mutahida Competition & Art Exhibition

To celebrate the UAE's National Day watani, with emirates fine arts society and tashkeel gallery organized a national day competition & exhibition under the word mutahida wich means unity. whatever the artists and students submitted had to revolve around unity, the unity of the 7 emirates and it had to represent the UAE in general.

the exhibition started on the 26th of november and will end on the 5th of december also it's going to be the day watani announces the 3 winners at Dubai Mall.
to know more about it please visit
hope to see you all at the finale,
Sumayyah Al Suwaidi

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wasel Painting his F1 replica in Marina Mall

i got the chance to take a picture of Jalal Luqman and Wasel Safwan while wasel was painting his F1 car.

take care,
Sumayyah Al Suwaidi

Sunday, September 13, 2009

6 Golden Stars - Abu Dhabi

Bonjour la france art exhibition 09'
Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2009 - ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

The Ghaf Gallery has the pleasure to gather six golden stars to light up, Abu Dhabi. They will brighten the walls with their own spiritual pieces. Muhammed Kanoo, Jalal Luqman, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, Azza Al Qubaisi, Sara Al Shikar, & Wasel Safwan.
Do not miss it at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The nation is now her canvas

Even before she knew the meaning of words, Noor al Suwaidi could form the shape of letters in English and Arabic. As a very young child she would spend hours tracing the patterns from greeting cards sent to her parents and copying the intricate curves of the letters. Drawing was her passion.

As she grew, this love matured into a deep appreciation for all forms of art, which has led her to where she is today – a respected artist with ambitions to become a curator promoting the artwork of her homeland.Like most young Emiratis, Miss al Suwaidi, 28, has seen many changes over the past 20 years. In the art world, in particular, there has been a transformation.“Even four years ago when I said I was an artist people thought I would come and paint the walls in their house... or perhaps do pencil drawings for children’s books. But now things are very different. People ask questions. They are genuinely interested.”


Noor Al Suwaidi

Monday, August 24, 2009

An Idea, what do you think

In the past year or two it has become very clear how some people/ agencies/ departments have been showing some interest in young Emirati artists, which on the outside looks like a really good thing.
But then I dig deeper into this seemingly Nice thing and find it to be a little devious below the surface.

I sat many times with a slight smile on my face, thinking of this trying to have a positive outlook on things, but cannot seem to shrug off this feeling that these young artist are being pursued (in most cases, not all cases) not because they are good, or because the person hiring them to do the project is supporting the UAE's move to improve art in this country, in fact I feel that it is purely because they are less demanding than the older ones, and they lack the business intelligence to know what is a binding contract from a simple MOU, to a scam.

So I was thinking it might be a good thing to gather together a group of veteran artists as well as experts in the field, and a lawyer or legal advisor.
Invite these young emerging artist as well as all Emirati artists young and small to educate them about the things they should be aware of in their Artistic journey.

Should we do it?
Let me Know

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I just wanted to welcome all the artists who are going to join this blog and add posts that will benefit and entertain us all :)

Kind Regards,
Sumayyah Al Suwaidi