Amina Khan is a Lincolnshire based artist living and working in Gainsborough. Originally from Liverpool, she studied Fashion & Textiles at Manchester. Her P.G.C.E was completed in Liverpool where she qualified as an Art teacher. Khan has been Head of Art in preparatory schools in Surrey and in Nottinghamshire. After 23 years of teaching, she took the brave step of leaving her profession to work full time as an artist, hold exhibitions, run workshops for for adults, children schools and take commissions.
Khan works mainly in acrylics and is influenced by nature, flowers, butterflies, landscapes, environment and travelling. Her colours are vibrant and she works in abstract and realism. Khan has painted many commissions and works with the client to achieve what they want. Over the years she has held numerous exhibitions in Nottinghamshire, Surrey and Liverpool.
"I want to make Art & Design available for everyone, whatever your level….whether it’s absolute beginner to intermediate. I’ve created an Art studio which gives you a great learning ‘experience’. Relaxed, motivational and inspirational. I run workshop ‘experience’ for adults and children in my Art Studio. These are small, maximum 4 adults or 6 children. I believe in giving one to one teaching/ learning which is more beneficial.
I have had a love of Art from a young age and am inspired by so much. My travels around the world inspired my early work. Colours dominate may work. I love colour , mixing, blending applying different combinations. I start with a subject and make plenty of studies before I put paint to canvas/ paper. From there the painting can go in different directions ….abstract, realistic, naive etc.
My work has been influenced by Georgia O’Keefe, Gustav Klimt, Michael Kaws, Damien Hirst, David Hockney."