Saudi artist brings ‘special charm’ of Japanese art to life

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RIYADH: A Saudi artist whose fascination with Japanese animation began in childhood is breaking new ground in the Kingdom’s burgeoning art scene.

Maryam Al-Suwaidan paints Japanese-style whimsical characters that evoke feelings of nostalgia.

Her love for Japanese art began in childhood when she copied drawings from the covers of videos and comic books featuring her favorite characters.

“These works had a special charm for me and opened the doors of imagination, which motivated me to continue drawing,” she said.

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