Ali Abbas is a leading water colourist and an art educator with an extensive body of work with a focus on exploring Thar.
Graduating from Jamshoro University, Sindh with an MA in Fine Art, Syed became a part of the teaching fraternity remained there for ten years. He also taught at Department of Architecture at Mehran University and is currently Head of Fine Arts Department at the Center of Excellence, Art & Design, MUET, Jamshoro.
Ali Syed Abbas is also the President of IWS-Pakistan & founder of PWS, Pakistan Watercolor Society. He received a gold medal at the 3rd International Watercolor Biennale 2014, Caudete, Spain and was the winner of 3rd International watercolor Biennle 2014, Belgrade, Serbia.