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. She particularly enjoys working with those natural subjects that play with light for example water, sky, and flowers.
Her emotions and feelings dictate which colours and shapes are brought onto canvas resulting in multi-layered abstract and figurative images. 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 she feels art allows her to capture and share with others.
When she paints, she follows her inner voice, her intuition flows, 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 painting almost paints itself, and her trust in the painting process creates momentum that sustains the entire painting journey. Her work reflects her free spirit evoking 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.
Many times she has surprised herself once the painting takes shape. Her recent work is based on the concept of the multiverse and its connection with endless possibilities. She has exhibited globally and locally in her home country Kenya. Taskin currently works from her own studio in Kileleshwa, Nairobi Kenya.