Drawn towards creativity by the art, design, local landscape and her Emirati heritage and culture, Art Planet’s Abu Dhabi-based local artist, Um Khalifa Al Rumaithi, together with the UAE Red Crescent and Khalidiyah Mall present ‘Artistic Inspirations’, a series of paintings in aid of charity with 20 artworks on display.
The paintings, a result of spontaneous feelings inspired by nature, tradition, culture in a flurry of colours are perfect for residences and corporate environments. Um Khalifa started her artistic journey by painting for her children’s school activities.
According to Um Khalifa, her husband supported and encouraged her to learn and enhance her skills further, so he brought to her video training materials of famous artists to learn their style and develop herself. She kept painting at every chance she got and started from the basics, with her favourite artist being Bob Ross.
“My desire to create and express ideas and thoughts in a visual started in 2008 by drawing Abstract and Landscape with mainly Acrylic Paints and Artists Canvas. I have always been fascinated by nature, its natural beauty, different shapes and colours,” said Um Khalifa. “The colours that I express come from creative visualisation. For each painting, I visualize the big picture, draw the basic outline then paint the base and bring in the details at the end with the hope to bring the viewer harmony, peace, relaxation and lightness,” adds Um Khalifa.