“Art plays a big role in giving us enough space for our imagination and this helps me as a person a lot to shut off all negativity in the world and just to keep the positivity alive"
The Feather's Goose (2020) by Sumayyah Al Suwaidi
Multi-award-winning, Abu Dhabi-based Emirati digital artist Sumayyah Al Suwaidi discovered digital art in 1996 and a few years later in 2001, she unveiled her very first collection, noting inspiration from the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Her inaugural exhibition took place in 2003 at Abu Dhabi-based Beach Rotana Hotel, where she showcased her works alongside a number of prominent artists. Sumayyah was introduced to design software programs in 1996 at the age of 16 and by 18, she launched her own website and began designing for clients.
Flaming Spider (2020) by Sumayyah Al Suwaidi
She sold her first collection, featuring six digital artworks by 2001. Since then, the artist has exhibited her work in a range of galleries all over the world including the UAE, London, USA, China, France, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco and Kuwait.
The Deer (2020) by Sumayyah Al Suwaidi