In recent years, Aisha reignited her painting career and completed a year of mentoring from Turps Art School this summer.
Recent exhibitions include Blue Shop Gallery in London, Studio Cennen in Wales, The Lido Stores in Margate and through Art & People at Hollywood Road Gallery in London, where her paintings sold out. Aisha's paintings have been secured in numerous private collections within the UK, Europe, Asia and the US.
In the studio, 2022
With Will Gompertz, at a private view of the
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, 2018
My approach to painting is heartfelt, supported by my deepening relationship with colour. I create mixed media acrylic paintings, which oscillate between non-representational, imagined landscapes and figurative abstraction. Laying down a coloured ground, often with ink drips provides a starting point. Decisions concerning materials, layering and surface are partly planned, however the imagery and compositional direction change, when emotional responses to personal experience, memory or place arise.
Solitary figures are still or transparent, reflecting transience, the shifts experienced, when processing and working through emotions, both on and off the canvas. I am increasingly drawn to nocturnal scenes. They offer a stillness, an introspection and deep emotive connection. My intention is for both myself and the viewer to escape into and explore these otherworldly landscapes, with their linear structures and off-kilter habitats.
b. Portsmouth, England
Artist studio at Tracey Emin's TKE Studios, Margate, UK
Turps Art School, Correspondence Course, 2022-2023
Chelsea College of Art, Digital Pattern Design & Print, 2013
University of Portsmouth, B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, 2.1, 2000-2003
10,000 word dissertation: The Importance of Abstract Expressionism, 2.1
Abstract paintings, Well & Good, Godalming, UK
Works on Paper 5, Blue Shop Gallery, online
The Wild Thought, The Lido Stores, Margate, UK
Precious Postcards, Hollywood Road Gallery, London, UK
Tree of Life, Studio Cennen, Wales, UK
Affordable Art, Laura Long Contemporary, online
Lockdown, Fronteer Art, online
Charity silent auction, Christie’s, London, UK
Graduate show, Portsmouth, UK
Half Way House, shortlisted by Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
2022 Donated 25% of proceeds of paintings to FoodCycle, through Art & People
2022 Donated full proceeds of paintings to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
2020 Donated full proceeds of a painting to BLAM Charity