Taskin Butt has been drawing and painting since she can remember. She works across various mediums such as oils, acrylic, and mixed media and has worked with pen/ink. Her landscapes are a reflection of her external worldly experiences while her abstract works are a reflection of her inner intuitive experiences. She derives her inspiration to paint from everyday life and the beauty and grace of nature around her. Her emotions and feelings dictate which colours and shapes are brought onto canvas resulting in multi-layered abstract and figurative images. Through her dynamic use of colors, vibrant paintings take life. When she paints, she follows her inner voice, her intuition flows, and playful soulful landscapes merge with multi-meaning abstract. She loves variety and does not follow any specific trend but has created her own distinctive style. As she follows her intuition the paint almost paints itself, and her trust in the painting process creates momentum that sustains the entire painting journey. Her work reflects her free spirit and intuitive and spontaneous vibration. It celebrates her love for nature and at the same time expresses her inner experiences through paintings that evoke a sense of serenity and spirituality, influencing the viewer in a positive and healing way as some themes she expresses include freedom, hope, renewal, and connection. She has been selected to be represented by Rossocinabro Gallery, Italy, Monat Gallery, Spain, and Monteoliveto Gallery, France, and believes learning in art is a limitless journey with never-ending possibilities. She aims to continue to grow in her artistic journey and her ultimate aim is to have her art shared and make someone smile or move emotionally through her work. When Taskin is not painting in her studio, she is meeting other artists and visiting new places. She currently works from her own studio in Nairobi, Kenya.
Growing up in a place like Africa, a land full of color, vast open landscapes,s and scenic coastal areas has contributed to my deep passion for art. I am inspired by nature and I truly feel that there is beauty in every piece of the natural world. After graduating, I participated in various United Nations Environmental Art initiatives such as the ‘Art for Environment Project’ showcasing paintings by artists representing environmental themes such as deforestation, water and plant conservation. Some of my artwork is observational and inspired by places I have visited while others express my inner feelings and emotions. I have received training from an American-based Fine Art Company - Artists Network F & W Media Inc. as well as continuing to learn from other professional artists. I believe nature has a lot to offer and believe the power of art increases exponentially when we realize the roles we can play to preserve the spaces in nature and the memories that sparked our passion. Such experiences as walking along a beach and hearing the crashing waves against the shoreline or the fresh breeze on a peaceful day or even the excitement of seeing a flower blossom are moments that I feel art allows me to express and share with the world. I regularly use the palette knife and apply impasto to my work and believe it adds texture and depth. I have had the pleasure to have my work exhibited locally in my home country and globally.