Basma Ashworth

Basma Ashworth

Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

About Basma Ashworth

Basma Ashworth is a globally inspired artist living and working in Cornwall, who creates highly colourful mixed media paintings and textile artworks.

Basma Ashworth 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 Basma's imagination from an early age.

Basma lived and studied abroad and worked for years as a scientist in many different countries, which exposed her to Western art influences.

A career change led Basma to Cornwall, where she studied and graduated from Falmouth College of Art and settled on a farm in the far west of Cornwall.

In her paintings, Basma uses mixed media and likes to try different materials and methods to achieve a purity of colour and texture in her work. Her textile artworks are extensions of her paintings, using natural fibres especially hand-dyed silk to achieve brilliant pure colours.

Basma's artwork has been sold to many corporate clients and private collectors in the UK and across Europe, including internationally acclaimed design hotels.


Falmouth College of Art