About Sasha's Artwork
Originally from North Yorkshire, Sasha is a British contemporary Artist and Designer based in Amsterdam who is inspired by the beauty of nature. Her mixed-media artwork is colourful and focuses on positive imperfections, negative space and texture. Expressive techniques showing freely dancing female figures, and vibrant natural environments are Sasha's main focus. Based on her memories or other forms of inspiration, Sasha uses the colour theory to create joyful and emotional artworks with the aim of bringing happiness into people's homes.
"In today's world there is so much pressure to be perfect. My work is all about embracing the differences. I use unpredictable creative methods, such as lino printing or watercolour work. These materials seem to have a life of their own which I love. I embrace those imperfections that give an artwork it's own character, as if each piece has its own personality."
Another focal point of Sasha's is connecting old and new: Classical themes in contemporary forms. She believes in appreciating the past when trying to shape the future.
Sasha sells original art, hand-painted ceramics and Giclée prints.
Sasha grew up in a creative family and has always known she wanted to pursue a creative career. After a foundation year at Central St. Martins (UAL) specialising in Illustration, Sasha attended Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), completing a BA Hons Graphic Design & Communication degree (graduating in 2015). Sasha then did a year of varied internships in London to gain further experience in the creative industry: advertising (at BBH), branding (at Elephants Can't Jump), fashion (Mary Benson, Fashion East for London Fashion Week), textiles and interiors (Clarissa Hulse) and graphic design (Bolter Design). Sasha worked as the Graphic Designer in the hospitality industry for Coppa Club (1.5 years) before moving to Amsterdam to be a Senior Graphic Designer for a Dutch fashion brand (3 years). Sasha missed getting her hands dirty and decided to focus on creating art as a full-time career in 2020, and has been living her dream since. Being inspired by her experience in the fashion industry, a lot of Sasha's artwork is colourful, feminine and expressive. Her love for nature comes from her childhood exposure of growing up in North Yorkshire and the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
"The main function of colour should be to serve expression."
- Henri Matisse
Photography by Sophie Saddington
Domenica Marland's Pop-Up Gallery, J/M Gallery Portobello Rd
Art Modern Muse,"Force of Nature"
Domenica Marland’s Pop-Up Gallery, Wiltshire Barn
Bambini Collections,"Celebrating Childhood"
Nina Baby "The Motherhood Prints"
BA Chelsea (UAL) Graphics Graduate show "Playground"
Central St. Martins (UAL) Foundation Degree Show
Hobbies & Interests
Sasha is inspired by nature and the ever-moving wonderful world around her. When she isn't creating artwork, you'll find her wandering the countryside hills, swimming in isolated natural waters, taking abstract photographs, absorbed in modern art exhibitions, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or dancing the night away. She enjoys running, travelling, being out of her comfort zone and being with people who appreciate the beauty of life and nature.