British Artist Jesscia Barder to Exhibit Her Paintings at Corp Executive Hotel Apartments, Al Barsha, Dubai
Online PR News – 08-May-2012 – dubai – “I’m passionate about the creative arts, painting in particular, and writing music,” says Jessica Barder, whose exhibition titled ‘The Smaller Picture’ – Dubai through the eyes of Jessica Barder will be on show for two weeks from May 16 at the Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Al Barsha, Dubai.
Hailing from UK, Barder grew up in Kenya and began painting as soon as she could hold a paint brush. Surrounded by wildlife growing up, her art and photography reflects her love of nature and the outdoors.
“My art helps bring the outside in,” she explains. “My compositions are based on photographs I have taken from around the world - from sunsets and avenues filled with trees to close-ups of people’s faces and wildlife.”
Barder says she will be exhibiting her photography together with her paintings. Expanding on the theme of her current exhibition, which is her first in any country, she points out, “It’s based on elements that people living in Dubai may miss on a daily basis. I wanted to focus on the natural - and in my opinion - the more beautiful side of the emirate.”
When asked about her sources of inspiration Barder replies, “My favourite artist would have to be John Skeaping. He was able to create a lot of emotion and energy in his work.”
She favours acrylic on canvas, or acrylic and charcoal, since it gives the painting a bolder and more textured finish and can be lighter on the eye. She adds that her work has received a positive response from colleagues, friends and family, who have commissioned her to paint for them.
Barder’s paintings and photography are moderately priced between AED 1,000 to AED 2,000.
“We want to make art accessible so we hold between five to seven exhibitions every year,” says hotel general manager Aamir Pervez. “The idea is to provide our guests with a value-added stay experience. That’s what makes Corp such a powerful brand with a reputation for caring, quality and value for money”
A deluxe hotel that enjoyed 98.5% occupancy in the first quarter of the year, the Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Al Barsha, Dubai looks all set for a bumper year ahead.
“What’s truly unique about our hotel is the space our apartments offer. And there are fabulous promotions available, the most recent being the ‘Online package’ and ‘Value-added corporate package’ announced at the recently concluded ATM,” comments Pervez.
Centrally located in the heart of New Dubai - within walking distance of the Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha metro station and key business centres – Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Al Barsha – Dubai is designed to appeal to discerning business and leisure travellers.
Corporate visitors are well served with a fully equipped business centre while for health-conscious guests seeking to relax and unwind there is a state-of-the-art fitness centre and rooftop outdoor swimming pool. Dining options range from international cuisine to light snacks and beverages.
For more information about the hotel visit: www.corp-albarsha.com