Updated: Jul 14, 2022
Today, finds me back in the UAE after almost three years. I am on a special journey - one which began when I decided to apply for the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2022.
I have been preparing for this journey since I heard that two of my works had been selected for the festival. The festival begins next week and I will be sharing often on social media while on this visit to the UAE. In the mean time I would like to share with you a piece that I have written about this year’s special edition of the festival and my participation in it.
“The Journey” - read it here
Updated: Aug 8, 2021
I was asked by Art and About Africa, a platform that allows users to discover the art scene in Africa, to be one of the first on their platform to share a bit about my African roots.
"I know what it is to wake to the early morning breeze and the gently chirping of birds. I know too that one can expect this to be interrupted by the loud, raucous cries of the hadedas flying overhead in a group."
..... read more from the piece I titled "Out of Africa".
Updated: Jun 19, 2021
After following Rad Drew on social media and admiring his outstanding photography and editing skills, I was happy when on his trip to the United Arab Emirates he suggested we meet. We met at the futuristic Masdar City in Abu Dhabi which I loved to photograph as we lived nearby. Rad was visiting his friend Riyad in Abu Dhabi at the time and the two of them can be seen in this photo I took. Rad is wearing a Kuma, a rounded Omani cap traditionally worn by men.
Rad later invited me to write a guest blog post for his website and I willingly obliged. The article is entitled “Letting in the Light”.