May Al-Mannai

May Al-Mannai is a Qatari based visual artist and illustrator. A self-taught artist, Al Mannai works mainly in mixed media, creating compositions in a combination of both digital and traditional painting. She has been experimenting in handcrafted watercolours, using historical and modern pigments to create the layers and gradations.

Al Mannai focuses on creating bold colourful surreal characters and environments through patterns and painted textures. “The belief that every person was created with a purpose in life is the same force that drives my artistic practice and desire to create. Through my artwork I communicate with the universe/the wider world. My main aim is to show my particular point of view, calling attention to the beautiful details around us.

Reformulate Exhibition