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The worlds of fashion and the visual arts have always enjoyed a special connection. Crossovers between these two disciplines often produce exciting work and for emerging artist Andrea Pascual, the creation of wearable art is central to her practice. A hardworking creator whose hands are constantly at work crafting items for her brand Make Me Feel Better, Pascual is a young artist to know.

 

Pascual’s preferred medium is crochet and using a variety of hooks she crafts items like bags, sweaters, dresses, and more. She initially developed an interest in the practice during the pandemic and learned both from her sister as well as from teaching herself utilizing tutorials online. While her sister helped get Pascual interested in crochet, she also cites her mother as a key inspiration in the development of her practice, stating that her mom’s entrepreneurial acumen and skill in the clothing industry propelled her forward.

 

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Raised in Massachusetts, Pascual relocated to Providence just a couple of years ago but has already immersed herself in the community. She regularly shows her work at the Providence Flea and was also selected for WaterFire Accelerate, a professional development program for artists under 30. Through her association with WaterFire, she created a series of two-dimensional fabric artworks that were featured in the organization’s Small Works Show in 2023.

 

When talking to Pascual about her work and her experience sharing it, it is clear that the personal connections she has developed with patrons are a key element of her practice. She has found success vending at the popular Providence Flea, making new contacts in the process. Asked

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(MENAFN- Dubai PR Network) SCRF 2023: Meet the Emirati Artist Who Creates Stunning Black-and-white Portraits of UAE Leaders

Bayan Al O. does pencil and charcoal sketches and oil paintings of various subjects related to UAE life and culture, and is currently showing at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2023

Sharjah, May 08, 2023:
The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is proudly showcasing emerging local artistic and creative talents to thousands of visitors, enabling emerging artists to share their work and vision with a wider audience of people. Among them is Emirati artist Bayan Al O, who is making a mark with her skills in art and portraiture.

Bayan is captivating visitors to the festival with her stunning black-and-white pencil and charcoal sketches, of mostly UAE leaders and other subjects such as Arabian horses and falcons. Her stand in the the Artists’ Community section of the event, being held at Expo Centre Sharjah, immediately catches the eye with its striking portraits of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; and Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

One of the portraits has already been purchased by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s Office, the young artist said. One of her paintings featuring a horse has also been featured on the cover of ADIHEX magazine (the annual Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition).
The portraits, which are almost lifelike in appearance give off the feel of monochrome photographs, feature intricate details and the finest of lines to render the appearance of skin, facial features, hair and clothing.“My mother, who is an oil painting artist herself, is my inspiration and taught me my skills,” said Bayan, who has done a few colour

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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is proudly showcasing emerging local artistic and creative talents to thousands of visitors, enabling emerging artists to share their work and vision with a wider audience of people. Among them is Emirati artist Bayan Al O, who is making a mark with her skills in art and portraiture.

Bayan is captivating visitors to the festival with her stunning black-and-white pencil and charcoal sketches, of mostly UAE leaders and other subjects such as Arabian horses and falcons. Her stand in the the Artists’ Community section of the event, being held at Expo Centre Sharjah, immediately catches the eye with its striking portraits of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; and Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

One of the portraits has already been purchased by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed’s Office, the young artist said. One of her paintings featuring a horse has also been featured on the cover of ADIHEX magazine (the annual Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition).

The portraits, which are almost lifelike in appearance give off the feel of monochrome photographs, feature intricate details and the finest of lines to render the appearance of skin, facial features, hair and clothing. “My mother, who is an oil painting artist herself, is my inspiration and taught me my skills,” said Bayan, who has done a few colour works in oil as well. “While I prefer to work on portraits, my other artworks include still life, animals and mixed media ones.”

The young artist also said she prefers to keep a low profile and show her art mostly only on Instagram, where she goes by the name

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