Arabian Motifs an Artist’s View

Arabian Motifs Exhibit at World Beat Fitness Center Saar

Today photographer and designer Mairi Thomas opens her exhibit at the World Beat Fitness Center in Saar.

Mairi has lived in the Gulf and traveled around the Middle for many years.  She only moved to Bahrain a few months ago but she has already created a new portfolio of photographs.

View from Crowne Plaza Balcony Muscat Oman

I ran across Mairi’s work last year when my friend Goldi and I visited Oman.  We stayed at the Crowne Plaza as it was on the seashore and quite convenient to the sites.  The photos decorating the hotel lobby depicted Oman in a modern way that really appealed to me.

Mairi has an excellent eye for design.  Looking through her portfolio I can tell she traveled to Dubai, India and China.  But her perspective and ability to capture life in the buildings and landscapes is what makes her photos unique.

The opening is 4pm – 6pm on Saturday January 14th.  Arabian Motifs will run through February 16th at World Beat.

You can check out Mairi Thomas’ other professional projects at Mairi Designs.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Al Asfoor
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 09:57:32

    As you say Eva, she has a very good eye for capturing “life” her website is nicely put together.


  2. Deborah Hope
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 11:44:18

    John and I also stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Muscat and loved that view. It was New Year’s eve and we got into an amazing conversation with a group of Omani men celebrating the new year (without their wives, of course) in great style. I swam at the beach visible in the photo and was nearly knocked over by a fishing dhow that suddenly appeared from the creek behind the beach when the tide came in.


  3. Sarah F.
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 20:51:39

    great photographs on Mairi’s site. the colors!


  4. Eva the Dragon
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 05:24:46

    I need to do some posts on Oman. It is such a beautiful country.

    I was at the exhibit yesterday and things were already selling out.


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