Dubai: Beena Samuel’s Challenge with Water Colours

Oct 5, 2008

Art is ones reflection of inner feelings  which  is spread into canvass to show the layman its versatility.

The imagination is our most mysterious aspect. It connects our conscious with our subconscious. It allows us to explore our inner self and fill that urge to understand our ever changing  mind and universe. It is the most important part of every one of us.

They say with each work of art that one creates, the artist gains a greater feeling of life and understanding of himself/herself, which will affect  ones mind forever.

Once an artist creates an image which truly represents that emotional state of mind, the work becomes precious to the creator of that particular art.

To be an artist is to live and feel and then to express. To see things in everyday life that you usually don't see. This is important for all of us to do as much as possible everyday of our lives.. Artists live forever with their creations when the stimulating enterprise they create makes to indulge and step into various forays.  No wonder the  reason why so many artists have lived to such an old age.

Life is what we make of it and what we each see in it. The artists look around and  always with eyes wide open to seek more creativity.

It has been said that when Rembrandt drew it was his inner spirit that pushed the pencil around. What they mean is that his drawings came from within his mind.

All art work is created from ones memory. The memory is composed of that vital moment of feeling. The original mood must be held to. When there is a picture embossed/imprinted  before the artist.  It needs lots of patience and focus.

Here  is a brief profile of a Sharjah based lady who is talented as well as ambitious  and has kept a low profile throughout her life without coming into lime light. 

Beena is well known in the art circle in the UAE and is planning to hold her first solo art exhibition in October in Dubai on Colours which interest and attract her.  She loves using big brushes and sweeping strokes, art lives in her.  Moody skies, crisp shadows, desert sunsets, shapes, designs and textures found in nature inspire her to paint.  She does art to express the joy, the inner experience that landscapes, objects and events arouse in her as an artist.

Beena Samuel was born & raised in Central India. She moved to Al Ain, UAE in 1982 & has been living in Sharjah since 1995.

She is happily married to Wilson Samuel an Aloysian. He too is an accomplished Musician and entrepreneur based in Dubai.  They have two sons who are currently pursuing their education in the US. 

“She paints a lot when she comes to Mangalore, she sits at the St. Aloysius college Chappel in Mangalore and  keeps on admiring the paintings there and  swings her brush on her pad sitting in the chapel for hours” says her proud husband Wilson.
Her educational & work background is in accountancy but her passion is art especially watercolours & silk.  She enjoys watercolours because it has a mind of its own and for its transparent glazing properties.

Typically she started with a longing for landscapes. Graduated to portraits and then to abstracts & figures drawn from life. Her artworks in Watercolour & on Silk are contemporary, spontaneous & impressionistic.   Beena loves  watercolours for its untamable & transparent qualities  and  enjoys the vibrance & smoothness of silk painting.  She has a passion for learning, thirst for knowledge & thrives on challenge & growth.  .

She is a member of the Dubai International Art Centre & has been painting & exhibiting in the UAE for the past 10 years.

Beena has been active in the art field in Dubai for a while and she was really not coming to the limelight , on the quiet she has been doing a lot of art and she is quite active in the art circles here. she reads hundreds of books on art and is in a different level in her art knowledge.  Many of her original art has been accepted by UNICIF, MSF, RASHID PAEDIATRICS, AND AL NOOR SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL NEEDS.

She says that she is fortunate in being able with her paintings to support the above charities.

Beena has held group exhibitions in the UAE (i.e. Dubai & Sharjah) since 1999.  She has won several awards including the prestigious UAE Watercolour Challenge in 2003 judged by Professor Peter Wheeler, Dean, College Of Fine Arts, Sharjah  and  the  well known New Zealand Artist, Gaynor Mulholland.

Her art education consisted primarily of keen observation, many books & thousands of hours at painting. Although she considers herself mostly self- taught, in that she has no formal art education since high school, however she has enjoyed wonderful inspiring workshops with many great artists residing in the UAE & Abroad.

Lately she has been teaching watercolour & silk painting at the Sharjah Ladies Club & Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology – Women’s College.  Also Currently she conducts workshops in Creative Watercolour  &  Silk Painting at the Dubai International Art Centre.

Though Beena has been holding her group exhibitions in the past,  he forthcoming exhibition will be her first solo exhibition in Dubai which will be held at Gallery 76 – Dubai International Art Centre from October 15 -29, 2008, and 25% of her sale of paintings will go to the Al Noor Training Centre in Dubai.  The exhibition has been sponsored and promoted by GLOBELINK  WESTSTAR SHIPPING AND Al ROSTOMANI—NISSAN. 

She has her own Website, which will give a glimpse of her artwork.

Beena can be contacted on the following address.
Contact address:
Tel: mobile - 971-50-6758331
P. O. Box 7108, sharjah, UAE

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Comment on this article

  • ghulamhussein mohammed, zanzibar tanzania

    Sun, Dec 19 2010

    dear mis beena samuels,im so heppy with u,u are such a tallent of art,thank to god,im an artist born in zanzibar tanzania im an indian,im artist,but africa is verry dificalt some one to hellp me with my tallent,no saport,i wish to work with u,ishallah god will,thank u and god bless u and ur tallent,thank u againe.

  • vishwapathi m., mannagudda mangalore

    Sat, Dec 13 2008

    Colours are wonderful .Keep it up  and you will achive some goal. Good luck, all the best,

  • Beena, Mangladevi,Sharjah

    Sat, Oct 11 2008

    Thanks very much Ozy for your well written article & to all of you for all your appreciation & encouraging words, prayers & blessings.

  • Roney & Aboline D'Cunha, Mangalore / India

    Tue, Oct 07 2008

    We are proud of you Beena. You indeed have a great talent in Art particularly in water colouring. More than all appreciate you for sharing your talents with others. Congratulations.

  • Vincy & Pressy, Shirva, Muscat.

    Tue, Oct 07 2008

    Congratulations on your achievement dear Beena. It is wondeful to see you on Daiji. Regards to Wilson & the boys. God bless.

  • peter lobo, Vittla/ Hampton park,Melbourne, Australia

    Mon, Oct 06 2008

    Congrats dear Beena, Well done! We wish you all the best at your exhibition.Love and regards to Wilson and the boys. From Peter, Charmaine, Christina, Malaika and Jeremy Lobo from Melbourne, Australia

  • Balakrishna, udupi/doha, qatar

    Mon, Oct 06 2008

    Congratulations beena!!! keep up the good work.....

  • Jerome Pereira, Mangalore/ Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Oct 06 2008

    The article is well written and has demonstrated the artistic value and quality of Beena who happens to be my friend's wife. I could see a new world of life through the painting brush of Beena. Beena you are great.

    May the Lord bless you with abubdant talent to march forward and make all Mangaloreans proud of you, proud of your credentials.

    Thank you Daijiworld for bringing out such a great article so that a budding artist is introduced to the world of readers and art lovers. Keep it up Beena. Jerome Pereira ( Jemma)

  • Peter Jenny Pais, Mangalore / Oman

    Mon, Oct 06 2008

    Great Beena! What a wonderful article. Great work / art. Hearty Congrats on the all the laurels won! We are all proud of your achievements and talents. Please keep it going, to even greater heights. We wish Wilson, yourself and the children, all the very best in life.

  • Abu Mariyam, Mangalore/UAE

    Sun, Oct 05 2008

    It's a co-incidence...I got attracted to a Greeting in Office today, in which I found a decent painting. the momemt i turn the card for details, I saw Ms.Beena's name. Now I discovered that the great lady is from great Mangalore.....Thanks Daiji.

  • Lulla /Dolphy, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Oct 05 2008

    Congratulations Beena ! Wish you win many more laurels, you rightly deserve with the wonderful talent and gift that you have been blessed with. Keep it up and the good work you are doing. All the best and God Bless!


    Sun, Oct 05 2008

    Hearty Congrats Beena, Though it is over due, kindly accept our hearty congrats for your very creative pursuit and accomplishments.. Thanks Daiji for ‘exposing’ you to the world though many are aware of your rich artistic hidden talent and the awards you won. Yashoda, Akil & Yashasvi joins me in wishing you very best and more laurels in future. KEEP IT UP BEENA and CHEERS WILSON

  • RONALD, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Oct 05 2008

    Congrats! Beena. Keep it up. Wish you Good Luck and success.

  • Anvil, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 05 2008

    Another proud moment for Mangalore Christian. We should encourage more brothers so as to brighten the community.

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