Emirati artist, Nawal Al Baloushi, has, for the second time, won an award at the Arab Fine Artists Forum, currently in its 11th edition in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Al Baloushi won the award for her painting entitled "Emirati Woman". The painting was lauded by both fellow artists and critics, who said that the work reflects the Emirati woman in terms of modesty, traditional attire, henna, and decorative gold jewellery.
Al Baloushi expressed her pleasure at winning the award, which she immediately dedicated to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. Al Baloushi also extended her sincere thanks and gratitude to the organisers of the forum.
Al Baloushi's work is influenced by the surrounding environment and Arab and Islamic customs and traditions, which are important characteristics of Emirati women's fashion, and she said that these features are reflected in the shape, colour and nature of fashion, catering for different tastes.