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The Queen of Hearts

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS by Amy Polling is the latest piece of work from this accomplished artist available in our gallery. The artist has for many years been reading the poetry of Kahlil Gibran and his words on LOVE have always been one of her favourite pieces. Finding inspiration in the poets words, Amy went on to paint The Queen of Hearts which expresses the ecstasy of Love as well as the…
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Sanaa Merchant

Inside the Studio of Sanaa Merchant

Today we go inside the studio of Sanaa Merchant which is always exciting. This super talented artist is artistically gifted and technically knowledgeable and I'm always looking forward to see what she comes up with next. An adept calligraphy artist, a skill she continually works on to grow and perfect, her latest work is an amalgamation of collage and typography letters, something new that she…
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MENA Art Award

This is the second year of the MENA Art Award by international law firm Clyde & Co and forms a part their global corporate responsibility programme supporting local communities and organizations. Introduced last year to encourage emerging talent from across the Middle East, this initiative provides an opportunity for artists to communicate with the corporate community and showcase selected…
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shimla

Inside the Studio of Nissa Riyas

I was invited Inside the Studio of Nissa Riyas last Thursday to view her latest work in progress. Of course I accepted immediately as I knew it was going to be a wonderful opportunity to see not just the piece spoken of above but also the rest of the work by this incredible artist. Nissa Riyas, based in Dubai is a self-taught artist with a very varied but distinctive style. Having observed…
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Top 12 for Valentine’s Day

With love in the air it's all about making your special one feel special and what better way to let them know how much you care than with an original painting or print from our Top 12 for Valentine's Day. Order now for on time delivery across the world to make the occasion a truly memorable one for you and your beloved.   BUY NOW from our website and get a 10% discount on any of the…
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City in Celebration

Top 10 Viewed Artists

Soon we will be saying good-bye to 2014 and ringing in the new year. We thought it a good time to share our Top 10 viewed artists for this year with you. Hope you enjoy the Kobo list, we've added our selection from their paintings but please do visit our website for more work by these and our other fabulous artists. *The cover photo is City in Celebration by Manisha Andrade Wishing you all…
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Kobo Art Artists

Meet the Kobo Art artists in this short video that introduces you to the artists whose work is currently available from our online art gallery. We regularly update the work on our Kobo and have new artists joining so be sure to visit our website and stay in touch through whichever channel(s) suit…
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getting creative with sonu sultania

Getting Creative with Sonu Sultania

We're Getting Creative with artist Sonu Sultania at work on Devotion, the latest painting to come out of her studio. "I got the inspiration for this painting from my friend who is equally passionate about her love for music as I am for my art," says Sonu. The composition of Devotion is strong yet peaceful and the emotional tension Sonu has been able to create is very engaging for the…
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Element Series

Do We Need Art in the Workplace?

A lot of companies are unlikely to have a budget for art and I can understand it not being a priority when there is the business and employees to look after but any workplace or space that thinks art is splurging or a luxury needs to question that belief and revisit the idea. Art in the work place should be considered a very worthy corporate investment having several benefits for employees and…
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Buddha

The Art Trust

I received a Whatsapp message a few months back, the person asking if they had reached Kobo Art. Replying in the affirmative, Mr. Qamar proceeded to tell me how he was a curator from India and interested in collaborating with us. We exchanged a few introductory emails and since I was to travel soon, it was decided we would connect on my return. He mentioned the possibility of visiting Dubai…
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