Remy Francis is a prolific artist, designer, creative conceptualiser and more. Her work shows enough evidence of the same. At ARTE, not only does Rembrandz showcases her artwork and sketches, she offers demos in the area of live portrait painting, portrait sketches and caricatures. The drawing or painting is made using branded material, a minimum paper size of A4 and is professionally mounted. Rembrandz artwork consists of figurative themes of paintings as well as few abstracts. Commenting on her live art demos, Rembrandz says, “I love connecting with folks of all ages. Whether it is a 5 year old or a 50 year, each of them has an inner child, waiting to come out and play. Through my live art demos and portraits, I want to initiate a friendly dialogue with people and children across nationalities and genders, to give that child in them a chance to appreciate art in a different way.
A pastel sketch of a car by Rembrandz
A water colour of an infant on Indian hand-made paper
Sketch of a dog – done at ARTE
A broken down and decaying car – as captured by Rembrandz
She shares an example of happy, random incidents that take place. She says, “At one ARTE fair, I was busy sketching from a photo of my pet, when a youngster came out of nowhere and expressed interest in buying it from me. Another example is that of a sixth grader who loved my horse painting named ‘the racer.’ Of course, the painting and the prints come at a premium price, way out of the budget of this young girl. Instead I volunteered to do a sketch of the horse from the painting on the spot for a nominal fee and she loved the idea! Yet another time was when a toddler, in the arms of her parents, made a perfect pose for a portrait. I sketched her in 2 minutes and gave away the portrait. There is something special about seeing parents and passers-by smile in appreciation for the artists’ work at ARTE and that’s why I do live art demos.
Sketch based on the photo of the cat above.
Photo of the cat
A quick sketch of the 7 month old toddler at ARTE
Rembrandz notes that people who are usually shy tend to be the ones that hover around her stall, watching her as she sketches a live portrait. Then they slip into oblivion after giving her a thumbs up till the next timid person comes along.
Fashion model sketch by Rembrandz
Sketch made as part of a storyboard – Emirati woman on an abra traveling along the Dubai Creek, backdrop being Old Dubai. Ink & Pen, Watercolours
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