RIYADH: The International Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition brought together various schools of fine arts, showcasing realism, abstract art, caricatures and sculptures created by local and international artists.
Organized by the Saudi Falcons Club at its headquarters in Malham, north of Riyadh, the annual exhibition was opened on Aug. 25 and will continue until Sept. 3.
Artist Haila Al-Hamoud attracted attention with her artworks, where she uses a pyrography electric pen to burn masterpieces onto a wooden canvas.
Al-Hamoud said that the exhibition was a vital opportunity for Saudi artists to meet different people from around the world who were interested in their work.
She added that it was wonderful to integrate arts into major events with large turnouts, which contributes to raising the level of cultural awareness in the community, especially since the art section at the exhibition included various artistic disciplines.
Lebanese artist Rania Al-Atrash said that she was inspired by the desert environment, which was reflected in her artwork, noting that the wildlife in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states motivated her to explore its secrets and aesthetics, combining Arab authenticity and the purity of nature.
She stressed that the eye of the falcon often inspires artists because it shows strength, sharpness and pride, not to mention the falcon’s swift movements, all of which allow artists to create aesthetic, detailed paintings.
Al-Atrash expressed her admiration at how each section at the exhibition was carefully organized, noting that everything included was related to falconry, hunting and safaris in an attractive and engaging style.