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| |Aysha Samrin was raised in Abu Dhabi, where she spent most of her time immersed in arts and crafts. Her passion for the visual arts inspired her to pursue a degree in Illustration from Southampton Solent University in the UK. A freelance illustrator, with a keen interest in book making, she considers herself a workaholic.You can visit www.ayshasamrin.weebly.com for updates and previews of her work.
“During my early years, my preferred choice of medium was oil pastels, but in the past couple of years, I have started exploring different kinds of media from argyrotypes to screen- printing and digital prints. I have grown fond of the kind of expression that collage, both traditional and digital, allows and using this medium has given me a freedom like never before.
“As an illustrator, my prime area of focus is children’s book illustration. Disney has been one of my biggest influences and one of the reasons for illustration being my chosen field. My time on an illustration course at university has opened me up to the various bits that form a part of the huge world of illustration and has had a huge effect on my style and thinking process.
“When I am not working on my illustration projects, personal or commissioned, you can probably find me somewhere in the studio making hand-made sketchbooks."
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