Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah

Saudi princess, accomplished artist and charity activist

الأميرة هيفاء بنت عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز

Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah bin Abdaluziz Al Saud, is the daughter of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the wife of Prince Abdulaziz bin Nawaf Al Saud – with whom she has three children, Nawaf, Abdullah and Noorah.

An avid arts lover, she pursued her passion academically, having graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and earned a master’s degree from the same institution.

Throughout her career, Princess Hayfa’s body of work was heavily influenced and inspired by Frieda Kahlo, painting her works with a surreal artistic style. Through her art transpires her purpose to bring out the bold, adventurous and happy side of human beings and avid art lovers.

She held her first arts exhibition in March 2016 under the theme “Starting Point”,  showcasing her 242 paintings and art pieces; the product of her 16-year arts career and labor of love.

The princess is also heavily involved in charity, often donating the proceeds of her arts exhibitions to non-profit and health organizations, such as the National Institute for Home Healthcare. In May 2018, she graced the cover of Vogue Arabia, one of the fashion industry’s oldest powerhouse names and voices, in a historic issue celebrating Saudi women and their reinstated right to drive.