As an artist, Nada Al Barazi has been enchanted by art since childhood but she effectively started to focus on art since 2017. Living in Dubai, UAE Nada is a self-taught artist who indulges in producing something new every time she uses the brush. Inspired by the art of creating in itself, Nada uses oil and acrylic paint focusing mainly on nature elements which reflects her interest in sharing creations with others in its most organic form and showing her creativity.
Team Salaamy: Just like you, your art is beautiful, what is the secret?
Nada Al Barazi: First of all Thank you so much for the compliment. I discuss positive emotions, serenity in nature, and getting my visions out on the canvas. My work is “Art inspired by nature.
Team Salaamy: You have exhibited in some of the best art exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, and Rome and around the world, which is your favorite one?
Nada Al Barazi: Each one of them has a different flavor, I learned different things from each one of them and I met people from all over the world. All of the exhibitions helped me in raising my brand value and generate awareness.
Team Salaamy: What are your favorite tools?
Nada Al Barazi: I use many tools such as brushes, palettes, easels, acrylics, oils, canvas, sketchbooks, erasers, and pencils. But the most important tool I use in my artwork is the palette knife especially when I want to create some 3D flowers or other natural elements.
Team Salaamy: Can you give some tips to young artists who are entering the field of art?
Nada Al Barazi: I always say follow your heart, trust your gut, find your voice, stay true to your vision, and do what you love.
Team Salaamy: You have been a pioneer in raising awareness about art in Dubai, and donated artworks to different charities, what inspires you to do this?
Nada Al Barazi: Art is made with the intent of transmitting feelings and/or thoughts. When you donate artwork to charity, in a way you’re an artist yourself. Your artwork donation can transmit emotions such as joy, relief, and happiness to those less fortunate, and the ideas created can fix a worldwide crisis or maybe find a cure for cancer. When I donate anything not only artwork I feel I’m making a difference today! The art donation will surely have a significant effect on people’s lives, countless global causes. There is something special about being able to give artwork in particular, though, rather than a monetary donation. It’s more personal as if I have helped by giving something of myself. It’s great to know that something I have created will go to benefit causes I have close to my heart.
It is nice to have a positive contribution come from the creation of the artwork. It is also a good way to create a positive relationship with the local community and to gain exposure to future art buyers and supporters.