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.