Amina Sly-khan

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

I'm an artist living in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire with my husband Darrell, 2 step daughters Mackenzie and Maddison and our very soft Jack Russell, Murphy. 

Originally from Liverpool, I studied Fashion and Textiles at Manchester and my P.G.C.E in Art and Design was in Liverpool.

I have been Head of Art in Preparatory schools in Surrey and Nottinghamshire. 

After 23 years of teaching Art & Design I took the brave step of leaving my profession to work full time as an artist and run workshops from my Art studio in Gainsborough.

I work in acrylic paints and am influenced by life, people, nature, my environment .....the list is long. However, I love to paint flowers, butterflies and landscapes.

My colours are vibrant and I paint both realistically and abstractly. I love the work of Georgia O'Keefe, Gustav Klimt, Monet, Antony Gormley and Michael Kaws.

I have painted many commissions and work with the client to achieve what they want.

I have had numerous exhibitions in Surrey, Liverpool, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.