Aisha Khan: Beautiful World
As a a self-taught Artist, Aisha Khan formed a love for art and colors from a very young age. She went on to pursue a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry, later joining the School of Interior Design. Perspective 3D drawings and interior spatial design instruciton helped her to incorporate various techniques of light and shade into her amazing paintings. Aisha lives in North America travelling between the US and Canada.
Amy got the opportunity to sit down with Aisha and learn more about her beautiful creations!
Aisha, tell us a little about yourself…
I work as Director for IT clients accounts in the US and globally , surprise surprise!!!
I paint almost everyday inspite of a busy schedule. I am a self taught artist.
I started painting from early childhood mainly real portraits in oils and later figurative and now abstract paintings in acrylic colors and mixed media.
How long have you been painting?
I have been painting since early childhood from 8-9 yrs of age. As a self taught artist my work has evolved in the process of learning new techniques and materials.
Has your style changed over time?
My styles have definitely changed over the years. Change and progress are neccessary for growth.
Are the originals for sale?
Yes all my original paintings are for sale. I have a website: www.aishakhanart.com
Instagram has all the latest paintings. https://www.instagram.com/aishakhanart
Facebook: Aisha Khan Art Studio
What mediums do you use?
I use acrylic colors with an immense love for bright "happy " colors . Colors reflects your moods so I call the bright hues the happy ones. I incorporate mixed media such as oil pastels, colored pencils, charcoal, graphite and collages yo my paintings. All these are my tools for markmaking on canvas and paper.
How long does it take for you to finish a painting?
It can take 1-2 days to finish a large painting and few hours for smaller.
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
My inspiration is the colorful world around us, the changing seasons and the different cultures and food . My second love is travelling . My very recent works is my love for shapes and how different shapes can come together and reflect energy and life.
What kinds of subjects do you like to research?
I love to research the natural surrounding of light and shade . My desire to live in a forest, to experience the natural surrounding of its flora and fauna . I try to maintain sketches and smaller practice works on paper.
Do you have a “Dream Project” or a special goal set for the future?
"Dream Project" : I have many people requesting live demos and videos of paintings, which maybe possible in future .
Are there other artists in your family?
There are artists in my family like my late father and also my daughter .
Do you have any other interests or talents you would like to share with us? What jobs have you done held other than being an artist?
I have a Bachelor in Microbiology and Biochemistry from University of Bombay , I also have a Diploma in Interior Design .
From Canada I have a Diploma in Dental treatment and office management. Having worked for almost 7 yrs in the dental field I moved to IT technical recruiting and then to Director level managing a large global team and clients.
Where can we go to purchase your artwork?
Please message me on Instagram to purchase my work. This is the best social media where all my recent works are displayed and I am most responsive on messages here.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Contact Aisha Khan to learn more!
Aisha Khan Website: http://www.aishakhanart.com/
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/aishakhanart
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/aishakhanart
Blue martini. Acrylic mixed media on 34X18 inch paper.