About The Artist Omar Obaid

Artist Omar Obaid working in his London art studio

"Ever since I can remember, art has been in my blood. I began drawing portraits of family and friends as a child. I was creative at heart, and creating art was already a passion by the time I was in my early teens.

Years later, while I was working for The New York Times in London as a Senior Advertising Associate, my wife encouraged me to start exhibiting my paintings and selling my art.

I remember preparing for my first exhibition and hanging my paintings, and I was so delighted at how quickly my paintings started selling."

"The moment my life changed forever was when I became a father. I decided it was the right time to pursue my dream and I resigned from my role at NYTimes and became a full-time independent artist. I never looked back!

I am extremely grateful that I have been able to live my passion and I can paint every single day in my studio creating original abstract paintings and work on exciting new projects with my clients.

Omar Obaid at the studio


"Brilliant in every way. Fast, efficient and gave great advice. Most importantly we have a beautiful original piece of art. Thank you :)"

5 Star Review By Toby On Trustpilot 

"British independent artist Omar Obaid (b.1985) is an international best-seller"

Omar enjoys creating large artwork filled with movement and colour. His abstract work is inspired by everyday life. This can be seen in his artwork from the strong gestures and movements in his brush strokes.

As well as producing new paintings to add to his collection, Omar works on large custom paintings and commissions with private and commercial clients across the world to create unique abstracts for home and office space.

Omar's work is currently in private and commercial collections round the world including major art collectors of Omar's paintings in New York, LA, Paris & London to name a few.

About the artwork and process

Omar's technique has been developing over the years. Experimenting with many mediums from oil paints to watercolour to acrylic and using varied colour palette.

Omar now works mainly with acrylic paint on cotton canvas and has created a unique colour palette that you can see throughout his collection.

Creating abstract paintings from layers of paint applied using a palette knife and adding the finishing touches with his signature mark-making techniques using varied brushes.

All paintings are hand-made, originals and one of a kind. Created by Omar in his London studio. using high quality acrylic paints and hand stretched cotton canvas on wooden frames.

Each painting takes between a week to a few months depending on the inspiration, idea and work load.

You can choose to add an additional outer solid wood frame (Floater frame) in either black or white to any of my paintings.

Commission requests are currently available. Find out more by getting in touch. Or, browse and buy abstract paintings from the available collection.


"Great quality Arts, I'm really pleased with the art, the package and the delivery. Omar promptly attended to my order. I would strongly recommend him to anyone."

5 Star Review By Veronica

Original Abstract Paintings

I have been creating original abstract paintings professionally for 5 years now. Even though I started with portraits, something drew me to try abstract art and the moment I held the brush I knew that creating abstract art is the style that allows me to truly express what I want to say on canvas.

Most of my work has texture by applying many layers of colour to achieve the depth on canvas. I use various tools creating the abstract painting from palette knives to brushes in many sizes and forms.

The medium of choice is acrylic. I work with oils and other media including pastels and chalk but acrylic paints are my favourite simply because of the quick drying time and it has nice thickness for texture and layers.

The surface I prefer is cotton canvas. I use gallery quality canvas that has grains which you can touch and feel.

I stretch the canvas for my abstract painting on high quality wooden frames to ensure the painting lasts so you can enjoy it in your home for many years to come.


Interesting Facts

- The first painting Omar created is still available to view in his studio. He refused to sell it as it means more to him than the value, it is priceless.

- Even though Omar started painting and drawing portraits and figures, he needed a medium and style that he can express his thoughts freely and abstract was just perfect.

- Omar's favourite artists include Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso.

- Omar's work is held in private and commercial collections all around the world in over 50 countries including the UK, USA, Australia, UAE and Thailand.

- Sold over 1200 original paintings.

- Omar is now one of the UK's fastest growing emerging artists.


"Absolutely fantastic and the painting was delivered in immaculate condition and incredibly quickly. The painting is exactly what we wanted and is just beautiful. Perfect. Thanks so much!"

5 Star Review By Andrea


Buying Original Art From Omar Obaid

Omar is passionate about his work and his paintings are authentic and unique. His style can't be seen anywhere else. If you are looking for an original painting for your space, then an original painting by Omar Obaid is the answer.

✔ Original & One Of A Kind Paintings.

✔ Free Worldwide Delivery.

✔ Professional Quality Paints.

✔ Gallery Quality Cotton Canvas.

✔ Hand-Painted In London.

✔ 5-Star Reviews.

✔ Best-Selling Independent Artist.


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