Rooted in the rich visual language of Islamic Art and the natural world, Ayesha’s work reinterprets traditional forms, motifs, and narratives for a contemporary context. Inspired by Persian and Indian miniature painting, illuminated manuscripts, poetry, and stories, Ayesha’s art is enriched by many different cultural influences. Ayesha employs traditional methods and techniques in creating her paintings, often making her own paints from natural pigments. Part representational, part fantastical, her work seeks to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, and remind us of the magic of the everyday.
Ayesha Gamiet is an artist, illustrator, and art educator from the South East of England. She trained at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, where she specialised in Islamic manuscript illumination and miniature painting. In 2018, Ayesha competed her apprenticeship in manuscript illumination under Master Illuminators, Ayten Tiryaki and Çiçek Derman in Istanbul. She was then commissioned by the Royal Library at Windsor Castle to illuminate fron#spieces for four volumes of poetry gifted to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Charles, and poet Imtiaz Dharker. The final volume was acquired by the Royal Collection.
A trained teacher, Ayesha graduated from the University of Cambridge with a PGCE in Art and Design, and an MEd in Art, Creativity and Culture in Education. She has provided training for new art teachers at Cambridge University Faculty of Education, and delivered workshops for the public at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Ayesha currently teaches on the Prince’s School educational programmes in the UK, Egypt, China, Saudi Arabia, Doha, and the UAE.