Thank you for dropping by this space to learn more about me & my art.
I’m a self-taught artist based in Qatar. I have always been attracted to art & beauty, in the perfect imperfection of the things and elegant simplicity. My art passion started at a very young age. Ever since I was a child, I used to color & draw whenever I got the opportunity. At times, I would draw random things I would be surrounded by or just let my imagination take way.
There was a time in my life where I had stopped due to all the chores and distractions of daily life. However, as the COVID pandemic started, taking into account that many of us around the world have spent our recent times indoors. With the extra time on my hands, I decided to revive my passion & it was only when I did that I realized how much I missed it…
I started to explore further in terms of types of paintings, ways and methods, which was very fascinating to me. This is where thick oil paintings became something that took me by surprise and made me admire it even more.
I created Arte by Maisaa Al Mannai where my art creations can show you a part of my-self & I want it to show you a part of your-self. Something that we all can relate!
Each piece I make, made with the highest quality of canvas (linen/cotton) & high quality oil colors. With the palette knives technique, I create thick texture where the drying process is timely & takes around 4 weeks. Each art piece is one of a kind which means every work is unique.
In this page, in additional to my original paintings, you will also be able to purchase few products such iPhone cases, ceramic painting palettes, prints & more..
I hope my paintings conjure up joyful feelings for you, taking you to a place of lightheartedness, healing & wonder. Always remember, Art inspires. Art heals.
Maisaa Al Mannai