Sasha is a British artist, originally from North Yorkshire and currently based in Amsterdam. Her mixed media artwork is colourful, feminine and explorative, focusing on colour and positive imperfections. She uses expressive techniques to show joyful scenes and memories, with an emphasis on negative space and texture to ignite emotion.
Sasha trained at Central St. Martins (Art foundation, Illustration 2012), and then Chelsea College of Art (BA hons Graphic Design 2015). Sasha worked in the creative industry as Senior Graphic Designer in the fashion industry for 7 years until deciding to fulfil her dream as a full-time contemporary artist. She has taken her bold colours, feminine style and love for the female form from the fashion industry with her.
Having grown up splitting time between North Yorkshire and the Isle of Mull (Scotland) Sasha is inspired by the beauty of nature, and the feeling of liberation. Growing up into a creative family (with her mother being an antique restorer) Sasha has a love for the Renaissance period and often depicts classical or traditional themes in contemporary forms. She believes that in order to shape the future it’s important to appreciate the past. Sasha celebrates individuality and imperfections in her daily life and practise and aims to bring a splash of joy into people’s homes.
“I use unpredictable creative methods, such as lino printing, watercolours and working with ceramics In today’s world, there is so much pressure to be perfect. My work is all about embracing the. These materials seem to have a life of their own which I love. I embrace these imperfections that give an artwork its own character, as if each piece has its own personality. There is no fun or originality in being perfect, so let’s embrace our quirkiness.”
See more of Sasha's work on her website here.