Basma Ashworth

I am a painter and textile artist living and working in Cornwall. I am an abstract artist and specialise in colourful art based on the cultures and landscapes I have experienced during my life.

I was born and brought up in a remote area in the mountains of Kurdistan, on the border between Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Here people respond to the barren landscape by dressing up in elaborate hand-made and naturally died material like silk and velvet, which captured my imagination from an early age.

Cornwall Artist

I lived and studied abroad and worked for years as a scientist in many different countries, which exposed me to Western art influences. A career change led me to Cornwall, where she studied and graduated from Falmouth College of Art and settled on a farm in the far west of Cornwall.

Abstract Artist

In my paintings I use mixed media and like to try different materials and methods to achieve a purity of colour and texture in my work. My textiles are an extension of my paintings, using natural fibres especially hand-dyed silk to achieve brilliant pure colours.

My work has been sold to many corporate clients and private collectors in the UK and across Europe, including internationally acclaimed design hotels.

Basma Ashworth – Middle Eastern abstract artist and colourist painter based in Cornwall UK