Masterpiece presented to The UAE Royal family to celebrate 40th National Anniversary

30 November 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Research In Motion (RIM) has commissioned Canadian Signature Artist PRIMEAU, to provide an unique piece of art to mark the auspicious occasion of the United Arab Emirates’ 40th National Day celebrations. “The Founder of the United Arab Emirates… THE Visionary” (2011) is a 200 x 200cm oil on canvas masterpiece, incorporating the colors of the UAE national flag, and draws inspiration from the culture and heritage of this great nation.

The artwork will be made available as a celebratory UAE National Day wallpaper background, downloadable from the BlackBerry Middle East facebook page:

"The Founder of the United Arab Emirates... THE Visionary” by PRIMEAU and RIM

PRIMEAU is an established international artist born in Montreal, Canada. Marie-Josée Primeau received a scholarship and graduated from Los Angeles University. She has been a resident of the UAE since 2007. Through her paintings, she expresses her experiences and perception of the world from the viewpoint of a woman, a communicator and a creative thinker.

“My mission as an artist in the region is to preserve the culture and heritage of this amazing nation,” said PRIMEAU.

“The Founder of the United Arab Emirates… THE Visionary” (2011) was first displayed at the Abu Dhabi Art 2011 exhibition, 16-22 November at the Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi. It was presented to the United Arab Emirates Royal Family on 29th of November to His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

"The Founder of the United Arab Emirates... THE Visionary” by PRIMEAU and RIM

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