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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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Getting Creative with Nissa Riyas

Nissa Riyas artist on Kobo Art shares the concept and inspiration behind her latest work  with us. "This painting is influenced by the Buddhist philosophy of mental fettering," says Nissa. In particular 'Fettered' is inspired by the Abhidhamma Pitaka, last of the three pitakas (baskets). In this collection of Buddhist scriptures there are ten mental fetters that shackle human beings to…
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