"My landscapes express my outer-worldly experiences while my abstract work reveals my inner intuitive experiences."
Taskin was raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and has been painting since she can remember. After graduation, Taskin has participated in World Citizen Artists (WCA) Group and United Nations Environmental Art initiatives such as ‘Art for Environment Project’ showcasing paintings by artists representing environmental themes including deforestation, water and plant conservation. She was one of the award winners for WCA Peace Competition of 2016 and previous to that received Certification from an American-based Fine Art Company - Artists Network F & W Media Inc.
Growing up in a place like Africa, a land full of colour, vast open landscape and scenic coastal areas has certainly contributed to Taskin's deep passion for colours and the natural world around her which continue to serve as subjects and backgrounds to many of her compositions. Some of her artworks are observational and inspired by places she has visited. Taskin works mainly across oil, acrylic and mixed media; with artworks ranging from city landscapes and seascapes to striking semi-abstracts.
The birth of Brush and Strokes Art Studio came after Taskin moved back from the U.K to her home Nairobi, Kenya. From her studio, Taskin creates paintings that she has been selling through solo and group exhibitions, collaborating with Kenyan Artists and artists from around the world. She regularly applies impasto to her work as she believes it adds texture and depth. Taskin derives her inspiration to draw and paint from everyday life and the beauty and diversity of nature around her particularly those natural subjects that play with light.
In her own words, "The effect of light on natural objects and changing colours as the day unfolds fascinates me’. I truly feel that there is something beautiful in every piece of the natural world. I am inspired by nature, fascinated by what I see around me and aim to depict this through my work so those others too can experience the beauty that surrounds them."
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