Sikka 2023: Look Up - Chasing the Light

Ended - Friday 24 February 2023

The first 40 years of Mike Arnold's career were spent as a professional architect. His finely tuned drawing skills prepared him for a second career as a full-time artist. Today, Mike fuses his knowledge of built structures and his ability to almost see through the exterior to the inner forms with an artistic perspective. His practice extends across oil on canvas, glass and paper as well as mono prints. There is no overriding theme to his work other than a life-long passion for light. His attempt to chase and capture light is what marries all his work and within that search, Arnold attempts to convey emotion to his viewers. Mike Arnold is a member of Tashkeel.


Date: 24 February 2023

Time: 2 - 3:30 pm


20 spaces left


Tashkeel Al Fahidi, House 10

Open to the public

Registration Deadline:

24 February 2023

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Join the celebrated fine artist Mike Arnold to discover a new way to view, enjoy and capture the wonder of the Dubai’s architectural landscape just by ‘looking up’. This introduction will show you how to construct a simplistic block perspective that consists of building shapes and forms that are the foundation of Dubai’s built environment.

Learn how to explore the ‘seeing light and dark’ creative process, which helps artists to capture the magic of colour and movement of dancing sunlight on the tops and inbetween the unique structures of the city. Bring your imagination and a willingness to change the way you ‘see’.

Seating is limited. Open to all ages.

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