Ayesha Gamiet is an artist, illustrator and art educator from the South East of England. Her work is inspired by traditional Islamic arts and the beauty of nature.
Ayesha's interest in art and culture led her to pursue a BA in African and Asian Art History and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, and a Master’s Degree in Traditional and Islamic Arts at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. During her MA, she had the opportunity to study Islamic geometry, biomorphic design, Persian and Indian miniature painting, ceramics and calligraphy, amongst many other traditional arts. Ayesha specialised in Islamic manuscript illumination, or "tezhip" as it is known in Turkish, and has spent the past eight years travelling to Istanbul where she is competing a traditional apprenticeship (ijaza) in this beautiful craft.
Ayesha also holds a Master’s Degree in Education (with a focus on Art, Creativity and Culture in Education) from the University of Cambridge. She is a qualified secondary school art teacher with experience of teaching art to adults and children, from primary to post-graduate level. Ayesha teaches both within the UK and abroad, and works as an artist completing commissions and design work. Her teaching, travels and experiences in the rich world of Islamic art continue to inspire and inform her work. http://ayeshagamiet.com