About

You can view my work by appointment and contact me via email for any inquiries: yas@yasmingrant.co.uk

It’s Not What You Look At That Matters, It’s What You See.

My work contains different colourful abstract, paintings on canvas, wood, and paper. My work is an intuitive, visual diary of my interior language. The foundation of my work is in the balancing of shape and line with color, texture, and atmosphere.

Creating abstract images that feel free and spontaneous, combining texture, dimension, colour, and design are the basis for my work which I very much enjoy. I have always been fascinated with the textures of various materials, colours, and how they interact. I work with layers of various mediums such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels and textures such as fillers which are fast drying and add to my technique; altering colours, revealing layers below and sometimes generating variations in colour form and hue.

The challenge is to create the abstract form..

What inspires me:

Colours, the seasons, shapes, and lines in everyday things provides me with the urge and inspiration to paint.

What is my creative process?

It starts with the visualisation of colour, shape and form. I then plan my ideas in my head before moving onto the canvas or wood or whatever I will be using that day to paint on. Once I see colour, shape and some form I can start to create.

The three words that best describes my work.

Spontaneous, intuitive, and colourful

The artists that have influenced my work.

Jackson Pollock for his wonderful movement colour and style whilst he would be painting. Hilma af Klint, for being the first female abstract painter and Wassily Kandinsky for his use of watercolour in abstract painting which I find fascinating and Pierre Soulages for his use of black paint which inspires me greatly.

The most important tools when creating my work.

My mind I need to be able to see things to go that place in my head where I store my ideas.

The best piece of advice I have been given.

To create and be free let no one tell you that you are not good enough.

Where do I go for inspiration?

Outside into the world to look at colours shapes even in the smallest details it could be a leaf on the ground or a huge building. The world provides so much inspiration it is all around us for me it cannot be any one thing. Once I have my inspiration I tend to use my tool /mind to store the ideas I have collected from the world .

If you have any questions or comments I’d love to hear from you.

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