Bookings OPEN for my Winter Courses!

My new Islamic manuscript illumination courses are all online and ready to go! For full course and booking details please click here. Birds of Paradise 5 Saturday mornings, 10am – 2pm, from the 6th Nov – 4th Dec 2021 Join … Continue reading

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‘Valley of Love’ on show at Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London

My newest painting is currently on show at Jonathan Cooper Gallery in London. ‘Valley of Love’ is the second in a series of paintings inspired by Attar’s ‘The Conference of the Birds’. The first painting in this series, ‘Valley of … Continue reading

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New Online Courses in Islamic Manuscript Illumination

I am launching my own online classes in Islamic Manuscript Illumination from this autumn! These new courses will go into much greater depth than any of my previous teaching. From preparing and staining paper, to creating your own unique illumination … Continue reading

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New Painting: ‘Valley of Insight’

Delighted to share my new painting with you! The ‘Valley of Insight’ is inspired by the Valley of Insight into Hidden Mysteries, as mentioned in the Conference of The Birds – the beautiful, epic 12th Century poem by Farid ud-Din … Continue reading

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Ijaza Hilye

My completed ijaza hilye (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2018 If you have been following my work for a while you’ll know that I received my apprenticeship (ijaza) in Islamic manuscript illumination earlier this year. As far as I’m aware, I am the … Continue reading

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A Royal Commission

I was asked to keep this project quiet until all was complete, but now I am very happy to share that I’ve been honoured to receive a very special commission from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. My work was presented … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions

I have the pleasure of inviting you to ‘Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions’, at the Prince’s Foundation, London. The exhibition features work of alumni and tutors from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Four of my paintings will be on … Continue reading

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Padshahnama Course and Visit to the Royal Collection, Windsor

I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching the following course with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in February 2018: This course focuses on the shamsa, or sunburst motif, found in The Padshahnama, a manuscript depicting … Continue reading

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Bougainville

Bougainville (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2017 This was a fun commission I completed for a client at the end of last year – a Christmas present for the client’s Greek wife. He asked me to paint bougainville, as these flowers grow … Continue reading

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Interview with Scripts n’ Scribes Magazine

“I think the inspiration to follow this path has been fueled by a desire to be fulfilled creatively and spiritually. The practice of Islamic art combines these elements so completely, and in such beautiful ways, I’m sure I’ll always be … Continue reading

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