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Aisha Bridgman bio pic 2023


Aisha Bridgman is a painter originally from Portsmouth.  Selected by Tracey Emin to be a professional studio member at TKE Studios, she will be moving soon to Margate, from Surrey.

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.

Aisha Bridgman photography in the studio 2022
Will Gompertz and Aisha Bridgman at the Turner Prize, Tate Britain

In the studio, 2022

With Will Gompertz, at a private view of the
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, 2018

Artist Statement


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



Selected Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions


Abstract paintings, Well & Good, Godalming, UK


Group Exhibitions



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

Charitable Donations

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

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