FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Featured Artist Taskin Butt(Kenya)

Taskin Butt has been drawing and painting since she can remember. She works across various mediums such as oils, acrylic, mixed media and has worked with pen/ink.  Her  current works range from city landscapes to abstract artworks.In the past, she has also painted unique floral designs, some arabic influenced drawings & still life which are available on this website.

 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. Reflections appear throughout many of her artworks and speak to her of the sparkling and glowing nature of the free spirit and natural life.

 She considers nature has a lot to offer and believes the power of art increases exponentially when we realize the roles we can play to preserve the spaces in nature and 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 she feels art allows her to capture and share with others.

 She continues to develop her own distinct painting approach visible through the simple compositions and vibrant colours she uses. Her works celebrate her love for nature and at the same time expresses her inner experiences through paintings that evoke a sense of serenity, freedom and spirituality.She has exhibited globally and locally in her home country Kenya. Taskin is represented by XANADU GALLERY in Arizona, U.S.A. & currently works from her own studio in Nairobi Kenya. She hopes you enjoy her collections as much as she enjoys creating them.

Past and Present Portfolio & Projects

  • Galaxies, Space & Cosmic Energies – new series – ongoing
  • Diversity Travel Diary – paintings from travels and imagination on connection of nature, humanity, society and  thoughts 2019 – 2020
  • Extinction – Wildlife Collection of animal and plant paintings endangered or threatened, few or rare – 2017-2019
  • Through My Eyes – new landscapes on nature & travel – 2016 – 2017
  • Abstract Experiences of Nature Collection (collection of landscape and semi-abstract compositions, completed in oils and mixed media) – 2014 – 2016
  • ‘Each Day in my Life’ Drawings Collection –mixed media, pen and ink, pencil drawings – completed July 2014
  • ‘Day & Night’ Collection ( a collection of nightscapes, seascapes and landscapes of Dubai and Kenya) – Completed June 2014
  • Landscapes and Seascapes Series(a collection of landscapes and seascapes of England, Scotland, all in oil on canvas ) – Completed March 2013

Past and Present Exhibitions

  • UMGALLERY, Water front Nairobi Kenya Exhibition – Ongoing
  • Artbox Project World 1.0 Exhibition, ARTBOX.GALLERY Zurich & ARTSY January 4, 2021 – April 30, 2021
  • ‘Art of Diversity’ Artsteps.com Virtual Group Exhibition 2020 – March 2020 – ongoing
  • Art Walk 2020 – Kenya Wildlife Service HQ, Nairobi Kenya 12 December 2020
  • Affordable Art Show 2020 , Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Kenya 30 October – 1 Nov 2020
  • ARTBOX Gallery Group Show, ARTBOX.GROUPS GmbH , Zurich , Switzerland September – November 30, 2020
  • Art Takes Armory 2020 She Persisted Digital Art Expose  – Seeme Gallery, New York, USA February 2020
  • Pixel Images Kunst Matrix Berlin organised Africa Covid Virtual Exhibition – February 2020 – ongoing
  • Affordable Art Show 2019 , Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Kenya 25 – 27 October 2019
  • Lord Eroll Group Art Show – Lord Eroll Nairobi Kenya – 6 October  8 October 2019
  • Swiss Expo 2019 – Switzerland August 2019
  • See.Me’s “One Self” Exhibition in partnership with the ChaShaMa Gallery, New York USA 13 June 2019
  • Karen Country Club, Nairobi Art Show 14 January to 14 February 2018
  • Van Der Plas Gallery, New York Art+ Exhibition 8 January – 14 January 2018
  • Seeme Art Takes Miami 2017 – 5 December to 10 December 2017
  • Art Fest 2017 –KWS Headquarters,  5 November 2017
  • SAM ( Salon of Artist Members ) International, Giverny ,France, 9th September to 11th October 2017
  • Dusit Monthly Pop Up Art Show, Dusit Hotel Nairobi  – September Edition  2017
  • Art and Crafts Outdoor Exhibit and Show – Event Haven Gardens, Karen, Nairobi February 2017
  • Royal Golf Club Nairobi Group Art Exhibition , Nairobi December to January 2017
  • Art Buyers Weekend 2016 – Lavington Mall – October 2016 & 2 Rivers Mall October/November 2016
  • Art Fest : Christmas  Arts and Crafts Fair  – December 2016
  • Group Art Exhibition Karen Country Club, Nairobi Kenya 1 Sep to 30 Sept 2016
  • Art Buyers Weekend Lavington Mall, Nairobi August Edition 2016
  • Access Art – Fundii Centre for Arts Gallery – First Edition – July 2016
  • DUSITD2 Den Pop Up Monthly Art Gallery Show – May Edition 2016
  • Solo Exhibition, ‘Treasures of Nature’, Dari Restaurant, Nairobi Kenya 18 May – 28 July 2016
  • Solo Exhibition, ‘Landscapes of Dreams’, Talisman Restaurant, Nairobi Kenya 16 March – 3 April 2016
  • See Me Art Display in Louvre Museum, France, August 2015
  • Art Walk 2015, Kuona Trust for Visual Arts, Nairobi Kenya 14 February 2015
  • Kenya Art Fair 2014, The Exhibition Hall, Sarit Centre, Nairobi Kenya  6 – 9 November  2014
  • ‘Affordable Art Show’, Courtyard National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi Kenya, 24 – 26 October 2014
  • Free Spirit Network Art Exhibition, Norwich, England 13 September 2014
  • Solo Art Exhibition ‘ Splashes of Nature’ Tamambo, Village Market Nairobi Kenya 15 August – 14 September 2014
  • Dynamic Display, Lavington Nairobi Kenya 31 March to 30 April 2013
  • Art Journey , Taarifa Suites, Parklands Nairobi Kenya 27 July to 17 August 2013
  • Colours of Life Exhibition, Sir Ali Hall Nairobi, Kenya  17 February 2013

Memberships

  • In3 Art Worldwide International, Dallas United States
  • Artist Friend and Member of ‘Who is Who in International’ , Paris, France

Features and Entries

  • Featured in Art + Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York
  • Featured in SAM  Salon for Artists and Members Who in Who in International Art 2017 Giverny France, Catalogue of Represented Artists
  • International Invitational Worldwide IN 3 Video Coverage of New Artworks on Social Media Pages August 2017
  • World Citizen Artists Voices Feature ( video, article and interview coverage) on Art for WCA Competition 2016
  • Finalist in WCA World Citizen Artists One for All Competition 2016 (Theme :Hope)
  • Featured in Dusit Exhibition News Coverage by Digital Platform – AKOMA media  Nairobi, May 2016
  • Featured in The Natural World Collection Book 2016  Created by SeeMe Gallery, New York 2016
  • Featured on In3 Art Worldwide International Video Presentation and Facebook Page September 2015
  • Featured and participated in See Me Art Display in Louvre Museum, France, August 2015
  • Featured in Saatchi Art Gallery, London
  • Artist Friend and Member of ‘Who is Who in International’ , Paris, France
  • Featured in Free Spirit Network, Norwich England Art Exhibition  13 September 2014
  • Feature mention in Asian Weekly Magazine for Solo Art Exhibition, August 2014
  • Featured in See.me Year in Review 2013 Group Art Show 2014, NEW York City with digital display of a range of artworks
  • Feature mention in Asian Weekly Magazine for participation in The Journey Exhibition, July 2013
  • Featured  in Article of Kenyan based Business Daily Magazine, August Issue 2013
  • Featured in East African based Magazine, Awaaz  Voices – Magazine, Vol 10 Issue 2, 2013 pg. 56
  • Featured in Article in Mombasa Muslim Association Magazine, August 2013 pg. 69
  • Featured on Artsy Shark (reputable online artist promotional platform) and its ‘ Links to Art We Love’ webpage

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Training and Workshops: Dynamic Balances, Colour Mixology and Measuring Methods, Colour and Colour Pigments, Learning to See and Draw, Perspective made simple, Essentials of Painting  with Artist Network & F&W Media Inc., U.S.A &  E-course with Jason Horejs, Owner of Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (course topics: artistic quality, presentation, artistic education, framing & pricing, time management for creatives, marketing for artists, displaying art publicly), Time Management for Creative People – Mark McGuiness, Business Coach in Creative Industries

REFERENCES Available upon request

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