Mestaria is proud to represent Mike Arnold and work together in partnership. Mestaria creates an environment through which Mike has the freedom to create and focus on his artwork. We work tirelessly to support Mike, from building his brand, arranging logistics and providing commercial support to handling sales, running his website and project management.
Mike Arnold is dedicated to promoting expression through art and the visual experience and teaches weekly at Mawaheb from Beautiful People; a Dubai-based art studio for adults with special needs, now known as 'the determined ones' following a directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Tashkeel's Al Fahidi studios are located in the historical district and heritage area by the creek, Bur Dubai. One of the most important historical and tourist areas in Dubai, Al Fahidi is known for its unique architectural style, the tall wind tower buildings lining the narrow alleyways standing as a reminder of the architectural and urban development of the city. Mike enjoys working from Villa 10.
The SIKKA Art Fair takes place annually to coincide with Art Dubai and is held in the renovated houses and open squares in Al Fahidi every year in March. The fair is considered an international platform for the display of innovative local talents and for the enhancement of the artistic and cultural movement in Dubai and Mike opens up his studio every March to participate in the fair.
One of the first steps Mike took towards his career as an Artist was embarking on a six-month apprenticeship with Trevor Waugh, a British watercolour painter who took Arnold under his wing after a short course in Dubai. Mike considers Trevor a friend, a mentor and continues to work in his countryside studio through the year.
Studio Incamminati exists to meet the express needs of students eager to learn the aesthetic and philosophical techniques and principles of humanist realism.
Modeled on the traditional Italian accademia and French atelier, Studio Incamminati provides a dynamic teaching program to produce highly skilled artists who can call upon their abilities to create art with depth of purpose.
We teach artists whose art and teaching will in turn inspire others. As Studio Incamminati progresses, students will master practices needed to develop rewarding careers and lives in the arts.