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DBM’s Artist of the month 016 Mario Macilau

DBM’s Artist of the month 016 Mario Macilau

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Mozambican photographer, Mario Macilau. We were able to meet him at ...
DBM’s Artist of the month 015 Nora Qudah

DBM’s Artist of the month 015 Nora Qudah

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Jordanian artist, Nora Qudah. We were able to meet her at ...
DBM’s Artist of the month 014 Ria Sharma

DBM’s Artist of the month 014 Ria Sharma

DBM artist of the month is the very talented cubist artist, Ria Sharma. We were able to meet this Indian ...
Clouds and Dirt

Clouds and Dirt

“Clouds and Dirt” is an artwork created for Gary Vaynerchuck, inspired by an old childhood photo of him and his ...
DBM’s Artist of the month 013 Peter Pharoah

DBM’s Artist of the month 013 Peter Pharoah

DBM artist of the month is the very talented contemporary fine artist, Peter Pharoah. We were able to meet this ...
Emaar

Emaar

“Emaar” was inspired by the founder and Chairman of Emaar Properties, H.E Mohamed Ali Alabbar, his vision for the future ...
52

52

“52” was inspired by Lonely Whale and their wonderful campaign, #Stopsucking. That has already saved so many straws from being ...
Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

Water is such a valuable resource that too many people take for granted every day. For a lot of us ...
Be A Maverick

Be A Maverick

“Be A Maverick” was inspired by Logan Paul, his family and his beautiful sun conure, Maverick. I felt that he ...
GCC Comes Into Being

GCC Comes Into Being

GCC Comes Into Being was inspired by the May 26th, 1981 cover page of the Khaleej Times. In this painting, I ...
Mother and Son

Mother and Son

”Mother and Son” was a private commission inspired by a photograph of a mother and her son, when he was ...
The Love of A Mother

The Love of A Mother

”The Love of A Mother” was a private commission inspired by a photograph of a mother and her son. The ...
Family Time

Family Time

“Family Time” was inspired by a family photo of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the Vice President ...
DBM’s Artist of the month_012 Lionel Smit

DBM’s Artist of the month_012 Lionel Smit

DBM artist of the month is the very talented, world-renowned Lionel Smit. We were able to meet this South African ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_011 DollarSandArt’s Jim Wheat

DBM’s Artist of the Month_011 DollarSandArt’s Jim Wheat

DBM artist of the month is the very talented British artist, Jim Wheat from Dollarsandart. We were able to meet ...
World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai is the largest affordable contemporary art fair in the region. Mariska participated in this annual event with her a ...
Waste Me Not 30 Day Challenge

Waste Me Not 30 Day Challenge

Waste Me Not was a challenge inspired by Rob Greenfield’s 30-day Trash Me challenge that he completed in New York City. Throughout ...
Coffee Addiction Lamp Blue and Gold

Coffee Addiction Lamp Blue and Gold

“Coffee Addiction Lamp Blue and Gold” was inspired by Nespresso and the beautiful colours of their capsules. This piece is ...
On Running 005

On Running 005

“On Running 005” was inspired by the On Running Art Run Dubai. Cliff Nunley was one of the two winners ...
On Running 004

On Running 004

“On Running 004” was inspired by the On Running Art Run Dubai. Tracy Harmoush was one of the two winners of ...
On Running 003

On Running 003

“On Running 003” was created for a run our client was participating in. She wanted to have shoes that represent ...
On Running 002

On Running 002

“On Running 002” was created for a run our client was participating in. She wanted to have shoes that represent ...
On Running 001

On Running 001

“On Running 001” was inspired by the On Running Art Run Dubai. I wanted to create a shoe that represents ...
On Art Run Dubai 2018

On Art Run Dubai 2018

On Art Run, a running event with a dash of art. The evening started with a 5km run around Dubai’s ...
2018 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

2018 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is an annual event designed to showcase the talent and work of local artists, ...
Tag, I am it! #BeatPlasticPollution

Tag, I am it! #BeatPlasticPollution

Tag, I am it! This seems to have been appearing a lot lately on a lot of my feeds. I ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_010 eL Seed

DBM’s Artist of the Month_010 eL Seed

DBM artist of the month is the very talented French Tunisian artist, eL Seed. We were able to meet this ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_009 Victor Sitali

DBM’s Artist of the Month_009 Victor Sitali

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Victor Sitali. We were able to meet this Zambian born, Dubai ...
Khaleej Times, 22 April 2018

Khaleej Times, 22 April 2018

Two Dubai expats carry waste for a month to highlight excess consumption Full Article.  Full Video.    Share this
Gulf News, 30 April 2018

Gulf News, 30 April 2018

Transforming trash into treasure at World Art Dubai. Full Article.  Share this
Dunya News, 16 April 2018

Dunya News, 16 April 2018

Women walk around Dubai in trash suits. Full Article.  Share this
The News, 13 April 2018

The News, 13 April 2018

Women strolling Dubai in trash suits to prove a point. Full Article.  Share this
Al Arabiya, 13 April 2018

Al Arabiya, 13 April 2018

Two women in UAE take waste awareness to new lengths. Full Article. Share this
Khaleej Times, 12 April 2018

Khaleej Times, 12 April 2018

Two UAE-based ladies are wearing garbage for 30 days. Here’s why Full Article Video      Share this
Xpress, Gulf News, 4 April 2018

Xpress, Gulf News, 4 April 2018

Women walking around Dubai in trash suits. For 30 days two UAE-based women will be wearing every piece of trash ...
I Am Her – Working Mother 4

I Am Her – Working Mother 4

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.” In this series, I create art pieces of the ...
I Am Her – Working Mother 3

I Am Her – Working Mother 3

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.” In this series, I create art pieces of the ...
I Am Her – Working Mother 2

I Am Her – Working Mother 2

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.” In this series, I create art pieces of the ...
I Am Her – Working Mother 1

I Am Her – Working Mother 1

This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.” In this series, I create art pieces of the ...
On Running

On Running

“On Running” was inspired by the On Running ArtRun Dubai. I created the company’s logo by cutting some of their ...
TableTalk and the beautiful art of Jessica Watson-Thorp and Nora Qudah

TableTalk and the beautiful art of Jessica Watson-Thorp and Nora Qudah

TableTalk and the beautiful art of Jessica Watson-Thorp and Nora Qudah. This was a great venue for amazing art pieces. ...
Inspired by Her by ZeeArts

Inspired by Her by ZeeArts

Inspired by Her is an art exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day and to be a tribute to those women who ...
Nest Engulf Creative Community Event by Dubai Jiggy

Nest Engulf Creative Community Event by Dubai Jiggy

Nest Engulf hosted a creative community event organized by Dubai Jiggy. The event included a fast variety of more than 20 local ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_008 Anton Smit

DBM’s Artist of the Month_008 Anton Smit

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Anton Smit. We were able to meet this South African artist ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_007 Ahmed Alfalasi

DBM’s Artist of the Month_007 Ahmed Alfalasi

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Ahmed Alfalasi. We were able to meet this Emirati artist at ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_006 Nada Al Barazi

DBM’s Artist of the Month_006 Nada Al Barazi

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Nada Al Barazi. We were able to meet this Syrian artist ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_005 Zaahirah Muthy

DBM’s Artist of the Month_005 Zaahirah Muthy

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Zaahirah Muthy. We were able to meet this Mauritian Artist at ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_004 Nathaniel Alapide

DBM’s Artist of the Month_004 Nathaniel Alapide

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Nathaniel Alapide. We were able to meet this Dubai Sand Artist ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_003 Linda Hollier

DBM’s Artist of the Month_003 Linda Hollier

DBM’s artist of the month is the very talented Linda Hollier We were able to meet this iPhone artist at ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_002 Diaa Allam

DBM’s Artist of the Month_002 Diaa Allam

DBM’s artist of the month is the very talented Diaa Allam. We were able to meet this calligraphy artist in ...
DBM’s Artist of the Month_001 Jessica Watson-Thorp

DBM’s Artist of the Month_001 Jessica Watson-Thorp

DBM artist of the month is the very talented Jessica Watson-Thorp. We were able to meet this fine artist in ...
My Photography Tips

My Photography Tips

Photography is something that is very close to my heart, as it captures a specific moment in time that cannot ...
Through whose eyes do you see the world?

Through whose eyes do you see the world?

Over the past few years, I have seen some of my favourite paintings around the world by artists like Da ...
Artiste – Where Art Meets Wine

Artiste – Where Art Meets Wine

Artiste is a boutique winery and tasting studio located in Los Olivos, California. It is a place where art meets ...
Do What You Cant

Do What You Cant

“Do What You Cant” was one of the YouTube videos that changed the course of my life and when I ...
For the Love of the Family and the Game

For the Love of the Family and the Game

For the Love of the Family and the Game, was inspired by a beautiful family photo of Anas Bukhash with ...
From Trash To Treasure

From Trash To Treasure

Bazaar, 3 December 2017 Thank you to Bazaar for the wonderful article, “From Trash To Treasure” Read the full article here. ...
According To Mimi, Wild Coffee Bar

According To Mimi, Wild Coffee Bar

According To Mimi, 17 December 2017 Thank you to Mimi for the wonderful article, “Wild Coffee Bar” Read the full ...
Huwiyyati — My Identity

Huwiyyati — My Identity

Huwiyyati — My Identity 24 -30 October 2017 ‘Huwiyyati — My Identity’, the Noon Arts Awards that was organised by ...
Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Desert Rose was inspired by living in the UAE and listening to Sting’s song Desert Rose. This made me look ...
Beauty and The Bean

Beauty and The Bean

Beauty and The Bean was inspired by my favourite childhood Disney film, Beauty and the Beast. After seeing the new ...
GCC Comes Into Being

GCC Comes Into Being

GCC Comes Into Being was inspired by the May 26th, 1981 cover page of the Khaleej Times. In this painting, I ...
Green with Envy

Green with Envy

Green with Envy was inspired by Nespresso and the beautiful colours of their capsules. I wanted to create a lamp ...
Coffee Addiction Lamp

Coffee Addiction Lamp

Coffee Addiction Lamp was inspired by Nespresso and the beautiful colours of their capsules. I started to collect the used ...
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was inspired by Nespresso and the beautiful colours of their capsules. I wanted to combine the ...
Art Meets Coffee, an Art Exhibition inspired by Art Meets Coffee hosted by WILD Coffee Bar

Art Meets Coffee, an Art Exhibition inspired by Art Meets Coffee hosted by WILD Coffee Bar

Art Meets Coffee 7 -21 December 2017 An Art Exhibition inspired by Art Meets Coffee hosted by WILD Coffee Bar, ...
Fresh From The Market

Fresh From The Market

Fresh From The Market was inspired by a photograph I took while roaming, the streets of Old Havana. After spending ...
SUP Clean Up

SUP Clean Up

“SUP Clean Up” was inspired by the wonderful work that SUP Cleanup does to try and keep our oceans cleaner ...
Divide

Divide

Divide was inspired by the British singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, Ed Sheeran and him meeting his childhood art ...
The Rock of the Noahtion

The Rock of the Noahtion

The Rock of the Noahtion was inspired by the South African Comedian and host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah. ...
It’s All About The Journey

It’s All About The Journey

It’s All About The Journey was inspired by a photograph I took of my husband while walking, the streets of ...
Family Will Always Fit In Any Heart Puzzle

Family Will Always Fit In Any Heart Puzzle

Family Will Always Fit In Any Heart Puzzle was inspired by Virgin Radio’s DJ Kris Fade and the beautiful relationship ...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow is inspired by a photograph I took of a friend while laughing and I wanted to ...
Trumpeting at the Fair

Trumpeting at the Fair

Trumpeting at the Fair was inspired by a photograph I took in Franschhoek during one of the  Cape Minstrel’s parades ...
Let’s Play

Let’s Play

Lets Play was inspired by a photograph I took while travelling in Havana, Cuba. There were a few children in ...
My Boy

My Boy

My Boy was created as part of the live painting session for the UAE National day celebrations. The portrait was ...
The Father of a Nation

The Father of a Nation

The Father of a Nation was inspired by the 46th National Day. As many referred to His Highness Sheikh Zayed ...
What Else Penelope

What Else Penelope

What Else Penelope was inspired by the Nespresso and my love of coffee I wanted to create a piece that ...
What Else Danny

What Else Danny

What Else Danny was inspired by the Nespresso and my love of coffee I wanted to create a piece that ...
What Else George?

What Else George?

What Else George was inspired by Nespresso and my love for coffee. I wanted to create a piece that represents ...
Blood is Thicker than Water

Blood is Thicker than Water

Blood is Thicker than Water was inspired by a photograph I took on a camping trip in Mozambique. One of ...
Young Love

Young Love

Young Love was inspired by a photograph I took while sitting at a cafe in Old Havana. There was a ...
The Woman Behind The Hat

The Woman Behind The Hat

The Woman Behind The Hat was inspired by a photograph I took at the floating market in Bangkok. We were ...
Milibangalala Menina

Milibangalala Menina

Milibangalala Menina was inspired by a photograph I took on a camping trip in Mozambique. One of the local ladies ...
On Route To Uhuru

On Route To Uhuru

On Route To Uhuru was inspired by a photo I took while tracking on the Rongai route of Kilimanjaro. This ...
Moshanyana

Moshanyana

Moshanyana was inspired by a photo that I took on a farm in South Africa. I baked cupcakes for the ...
Marching On

Marching On

Marching On was inspired by a photograph I took at the Acropolis of Athens. It was the changing of the ...
In Daddy’s Arms, All is Safe

In Daddy’s Arms, All is Safe

In Daddy’s Arms, All Is Safe was inspired by a photograph I took while travelling in Cuba. The schools have ...
I’ll always have someone watching over me

I’ll always have someone watching over me

I’ll always have someone watching over me was inspired by my favourite photo of my father and me when I ...
My Little Cupcake

My Little Cupcake

My Little Cupcake was inspired by a photo that I took on a farm. I baked cupcakes for the children, ...
Blue Eyed Boy

Blue Eyed Boy

Blue Eyed Boy was inspired by a photograph I took while enjoying lunch at a restaurant in Old Havana. There ...
The Apple of My Eye

The Apple of My Eye

The Apple of My Eye was inspired by a photograph I took in 2009 of a friend’s daughters. The girl, ...
Reuse, Recycle, Rehumanize

Reuse, Recycle, Rehumanize

Reuse, Recycle, Rehumanize was inspired by a photo I took a few years back in South Africa. She looked so ...
Art Meets Coffee, an Art Exhibition inspired by Art Meets Coffee hosted by BookMunch

Art Meets Coffee, an Art Exhibition inspired by Art Meets Coffee hosted by BookMunch

Art Meets Coffee 16 -30 November 2017 An Art Exhibition inspired by Art Meets Coffee hosted by BookMunch. Mariska also ...
TechStars Startup Weekend 2017, an Art Exhibition hosted by Our Space during the TechStars Startup Weekend.

TechStars Startup Weekend 2017, an Art Exhibition hosted by Our Space during the TechStars Startup Weekend.

TechStars Startup Weekend 2017 16-18 November 2017 An Art Exhibition hosted by Our Space during the TechStars Startup Weekend. The artwork exhibited by ...
Art and Headlines, an intriguing visual interpretation of iconic Khaleej Times front pages by local artists,  hosted by Andakulova gallery.

Art and Headlines, an intriguing visual interpretation of iconic Khaleej Times front pages by local artists, hosted by Andakulova gallery.

Art and Headlines 16-22 November An intriguing visual interpretation of iconic Khaleej Times front pages by local artists, hosted by Andakulova ...
Wall of Happiness, an Art Exhibition organized by ZeeArts Community, curated by Zaahirah Muthy and hosted by Mgallery by Sofitel, The Retreat Palm, Dubai

Wall of Happiness, an Art Exhibition organized by ZeeArts Community, curated by Zaahirah Muthy and hosted by Mgallery by Sofitel, The Retreat Palm, Dubai

Wall of Happiness 2 November 2017 – 31 January 2018 An Art Exhibition organized by ZeeArts Community, curated by Zaahirah ...
The Art of Recycling, an Art Exhibition by Mariska Nell in collaboration with Patagonia hosted by ZSI

The Art of Recycling, an Art Exhibition by Mariska Nell in collaboration with Patagonia hosted by ZSI

The Art of Recycling 14-19 October 2017 An Art Exhibition by Mariska Nell in collaboration with Patagonia hosted by ZSI The ...
Art Fiesta, an Art Exhibition hosted and organised by Cartoon Art Gallery. 

Art Fiesta, an Art Exhibition hosted and organised by Cartoon Art Gallery. 

Art Fiesta 4-9 September 2017 An Art Exhibition hosted and organised by Cartoon Art Gallery an inaugurated by Yasser Al Gergawi ...
DXB to Somaal, A Charity Art Exhibition

DXB to Somaal, A Charity Art Exhibition

DXB to Somaal, A Charity Art Exhibition 20 – 23 June 2017 An Art Exhibition, in support of the Emirates ...
Artist Avenue, Index Exhibition as part of the DAF group

Artist Avenue, Index Exhibition as part of the DAF group

Artist Avenue, Index Exhibition as part of the DAF group 22 – 25 May 2017 The Artist Avenue was an art ...
Amirah Ji, A Great Cup of Coffee Surrounded By Mariska Nell’s Art

Amirah Ji, A Great Cup of Coffee Surrounded By Mariska Nell’s Art

Amirah Ji, 1 December 2017 Thank you to Amirah Ji for the wonderful article, “A Great Cup of Coffee Surrounded By ...
Khaleej Times, Khaleej Times hosts spectacular Art and Headlines exhibition in Dubai.

Khaleej Times, Khaleej Times hosts spectacular Art and Headlines exhibition in Dubai.

Khaleej Times, 26 November 2017 Thank you to Khaleej Times, for the wonderful article, “Khaleej Times hosts spectacular Art and Headlines exhibition ...
Khaleej Times, Art meets Coffee at this quirky cafe

Khaleej Times, Art meets Coffee at this quirky cafe

Khaleej Times, 21 November 2017 Thank you to the Khaleej Times for the wonderful article, “Art meets Coffee at this quirky cafe” ...
Gulf News, Time to get happy

Gulf News, Time to get happy

Gulf News, 13 November 2017 Thank you to Gulf News for the wonderful article, “Time to get happy”   Share this
Kobo Art, The Art of Recycling

Kobo Art, The Art of Recycling

Kobo Art, 16 October 2017 Thank you to Kobo Art for the wonderful article, “The Art of Recycling” Read the full article ...
Sabco-UAE, The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell

Sabco-UAE, The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell

Sabco-UAE, 12 October 2017 Thank you to Sabco-UAE for the wonderful article, “The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell” Read ...
DXBblog, The Art of recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell

DXBblog, The Art of recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell

DXBblog, 10 October 2017 Thank you to DXBblog for the wonderful article, “The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell” ...
Arabian Gazette, The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell

Arabian Gazette, The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with Mariska Nell

Arabian Gazette, 16 September 2017 Thank you to Arabian Gazette for this wonderful article, The Art of Recycling Art Exhibition with ...
Express Gulf News, Expat donates painting for treatment of child in US

Express Gulf News, Expat donates painting for treatment of child in US

Express Gulf News, 6 September 2017 Thank you to Express Gulf News for this wonderful article, Expat donates painting for treatment of ...
Meet Dubai’s recycling heroes

Meet Dubai’s recycling heroes

Express Gulf News, 31 May 2017. Thank you to Express Gulf News for this wonderful article, “Meet Dubai’s Recycling Heroes” Read ...
Coffee Addiction Collection

Coffee Addiction Collection

Nespresso is best known as the art of espresso. With George Clooney as their patron, what is not to love? However, ...

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