About Me

Who I am

Mashael Fahad Al-Athel, a Saudi female artist who was born in Riyadh 1979. Ever since she first held a paintbrush Mashael knew that art would play a major role in her life. But just how major of a role she was yet to find out. If you see her work you would know that her passion for life and its expression is present in each of her pieces. Known to work at night, she finds that her creativity is most alive during the quietening of her surrounding. The romantic nature and stillness of the night have always been the perfect setting for her creativity to shine.

She used her art as her meditation for all her life as she also pursued her economics studies and business career. More than mere paintings Mashael is known for making statements. Her painting are usually on large canvas' and host an even larger message. Her deep rootedness in culture is a reoccurring theme in her work but with louder colors that reflect her personality and appetite for life. The love for culture mixed with the modernness of her thinking bridges a gap that makes her vision of the world so realistic and relatable as well as her artwork so desirable.

Education & Work experience

Bachelor degree in economics - Business School - King Saud University

Light design in Milano / Italy (Istituto Europeo Di Design) (IED)

Classes in Art School and private oil painting lessons in Cannes - France

Art course in Saint Martins - University of Art in London

Drawing, water color, oil painting, and pastel by the artist Dorothy Boyer in Darat Safeya bin Zagar in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Porcelain art and oil painting by the artist Nagila Selmi

Worked on shoe designing and light designing




Mashael Fal is an artist and designer from Saudi Arabia. She made her official debut on the international art scene at Art Basel in Miami in 2014. Through her art Mashael aims to create a successful merger of East and West. With a vision that every surface has the potential of a canvas, she turned to shoes and bags where she added her twist on design and incorporated the ‘Shalki’ pattern; otherwise known as ‘Al Rose’ meaning “The Rose” or ‘Al Jeneynah’ meaning “The Garden”, dates back several decades when it was one of the most widely used patterns in the central region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the gulf region. Today, the 'Shalki' is one of the main elements in Mashael's artworks and designs.