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“The beach is my canvas and the rake is my paintbrush. Then the wonderful happens.” – Nathaniel Alapide

And what a truly unique masterpiece it is. Meet Nathaniel A. Alapide – proudly Filipino – making waves in the art scene with his breathtaking sand murals on the shorelines of Dubai.

Nathaniel is currently employed by Jumeirah as a full time sand artist. He expresses his art using stretches of beach sand in Dubai to come up with these masterpieces. He has done a magnificent replica of the Mona Lisa in the past and has even caught the attention of the international media.

Filipino Artist, Nathaniel Alapide, and His Sand Artwork in Dubai’s Beaches

Nathaniel’s work makes us Filipinos proud and makes you realize that you can pursue your craft wherever you may be. Now, his art is appreciated by many residents in the city. You may follow him on Instagram or visit his Facebook page.

Check out his amazing works below!

As they say, to see is to believe. Below are more of his works:

His EID message:

Eid Mubarak to the people of Dubai and all around the world in honour of Eid Al Adha!!

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His sand interpretation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

A photo posted by Nathaniel A. Alapide (@nalapideart) on

And more!


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