I am admittedly very very early on in my artistic journey, I finished school abruptly in March 2020 when the UK lockdown began and was supposed to be starting an Art History degree last September, due to the pandemic and my situation I deferred my university place and that’s how I ended up here! I had a lot of time on my hands and decided to dedicate myself to spending this year learning new artistic techniques and other skills.
During working on my Art A Level I became very interested in Assyrian relief work - I love the extraordinary level of detail in them, the Cuneiform script and the symbolism in the images. I grew up looking at art from all kinds of cultures but mostly at western illuminated manuscripts and art of the Italian Renaissance so, encouraged by my interest in Assyria, I really want to learn more about the arts of the east. I began looking at miniature paintings quite recently and I love their intricacy, rich colours and their role in storytelling! I have been taking Vaishali’s online miniature painting courses for the past few months and I love the process and want to keep improving! I’ve been starting to learn Arabic over the last couple of months, too. So, currently I’m painting, reading and learning!
As for where I hope to go, I’d like to keep learning and expanding my understanding of cultures whilst developing my artwork. I’m going to see where things take me!