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Rooted in the rich visual language of Islamic Art and the natural world, Ayesha’s work reinterprets traditional forms, motifs, and narratives for a contemporary context. Inspired by Persian and Indian miniature painting, illuminated manuscripts, poetry, and stories, Ayesha’s art is enriched by many different cultural influences. Ayesha employs traditional methods and techniques in creating her paintings. Part representational, part fantastical, her work seeks to celebrate the beauty of the natural world and remind us of the magic of the everyday.

Ayesha Gamiet is an artist from the South East of England. She trained at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, where she specialised in Islamic manuscript illumination and miniature painting. In 2018, Ayesha competed her apprenticeship in manuscript illumination under Master Illuminators, Ayten Tiryaki and Çiçek Derman in Istanbul. She was then commissioned by the Royal Library at Windsor Castle to illuminate frontispieces for four volumes of poetry gifted to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HM The King, and poet Imtiaz Dharker. The final volume was acquired by the Royal Collection Trust.


An award-winning illustrator and  trained teacher, Ayesha graduated from the University of Cambridge with a PGCE in Art and Design, and an MEd in Art, Creativity and Culture in Education. She has provided training for new art teachers at Cambridge University Faculty of Education and delivered workshops for the public at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Ayesha taught extensively on the King’s Foundation School for Traditional Arts public and international programmes.  


Grants and Awards

NYC Big Book Awards, 2023: Best Picture Book (Ages 4-8) for The Clever Wife

NYC Big Book Awards, 2023: Best Interior Design (Fiction) for The Clever Wife

Midwest Book Award, 2023 (Gold): Best Children's Picture Book for The Clever Wife

Midwest Book Award, 2023 (Silver): Best Interior Design for The Clever Wife

Rim of Heaven Foundation Bursary, 2022 



August 2024 (dates TBC)    Light, Colour, Pigment, Garrison Chapel, London

27th Jun - 2nd Jul 2024    The Treasure House Fair, London




19th - 28th January 2024    The Winter Show, New York

13th Sept - 7th Oct 2023    Jonathan Cooper 35th Anniversary Show, London

27th Apr – 16th Sept 2023     BELONGING, ESMoA, Los Angeles

22nd – 26th Jun 2023     The Treasure House Fair, London

28th Nov 2022 – 28th Jan 2023     The Miniature Show, Jonathan Cooper, London

18th Oct – 12th Nov 2022     Masterworks III, Jonathan Cooper, London


11th – 30th Jul 2022     Spotlight on Exceptional New Talents, Jonathan Cooper, London


30th Jun – 6th Jul 2022     Masterpiece Art Fair, London

4th – 30th October 2021     Masterworks II, Jonathan Cooper, London


22nd Apr – 30th Sept 2021     Making Paradise, Aga Khan Centre Gallery, London

April 2018     Yeditepe Bienali, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Istanbul


March 2018     Contemporary Arts Though Living Traditions, The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London


May 2017     Una Moschea Per Roma, La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome


Spring 2013     Tradition and Continuity: Woven & Decorated Textiles of the Malay Peninsular, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur


Nov 2010     Exhibition and workshop at the New Art Gallery, Walsall


Aug 2010     Alumni Show at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London

Oct 2009     The Royal Miniature Society Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London


Nov 2008 – Feb 2009     Divine Inspiration: Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur


June 2007     The Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts (VITA) Degree Show, The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London

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