Horses are a predominant part of culture in the United Arab Emirates. They hold both religious and historical significance in the region, making the practice of horse riding and horses themselves highly regarded by individuals in society.
The artists featured give great importance to horses and honor them through their art. Discover their work and the different manners in which these artists capture horses and their emotions.
Born in Philadelphia, Arnold began his artistic career from a tender age at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Initially, the first 40 years of his career were dedicated to architecture, however, he later decided to pursue art. The artist enjoys to explore varying materials in his art, and ranges from oil-on-canvas, oil-on-glass, mono prints, oil sticks and oil-on-paper.
You can follow the artist on Instagram: @mikearnold
Najla is a local artist based in the UAE. She mainly focuses on sketch art, painting known local figures, nature, and animals that carry historical importance to the UAE, such as camels, falcons and horses. She is extremely detail oriented, and her sketches bring her characters to life.
You can follow the artist on Instagram: @najla889
Fatma Lootah was born in Dubai. Her inspiration for her art is majorly the Emirati life and culture. Though she is not based in the UAE, her art continues to retain a strong cultural identity. She is well known for her mixed style that combines digital and acrylic. Without doubt she has painted beautiful works of the beloved animal.
You can follow the artist on Instagram: @fatmalootah
Mattar Bin Lahej
Mattar Bin Lahej is one of the most prominent Emirati artists known both for his paintings, photography as well as sculptures. His artworks as well, carry historical and religious significance. He depicts horses in an elegant manner, often colorful and in silhouettes rather than graphic detail.
You can follow the artist on Instagram: @mattarbinlahej
Haitz de Diego
Haitz was born in Ondarroa, in the Basque Country. At the age of 17, he decided to pursue his passion for art and studied Graphic Arts in San Sebastian. After finishing his studies, he moved to Barcelona, which was where he finally began taking the leap towards his art career. His portraits of horses unquestionably captures their emotions with his color palette, and by beautifully capturing their expressions.
You can follow the artist on Instagram: @haitzpaintz
Kenna Al-Sayed is an award-winning artist based in Abu Dhabi. She combines her passion, art, and her love for horses, to create unique unique art series. She has a reputable collection of realistic horse artworks in her signature style. Her work will sure captivate you as she strives to convey hidden emotions of the horses in her paintings.
You can follow the artist on Instagram: @sorrelstudios
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