Sasha Compton (1992) is a British artist, originally from North Yorkshire and currently based in Amsterdam. Her mixed media artwork is colourful, feminine and explorative, focusing on positive imperfections. She uses expressive techniques to show joyful scenes and memories, with an emphasis on negative space and texture to ignite emotion using the colour theory.
Sasha grew up in a creative family, being encouraged to have fun exploring creatively from as young as she can remember.
“My mother is an art / furniture restorer, so a lot of my earliest childhood memories were in her studio; that’s where I understood the saying time flies when you’re having fun. Art became my form of therapy and a means to escape any childhood worries in the world. It was incredibly exciting seeing my mother bring these beautiful old items to life again. I will forever be grateful for that exposure.”
Sasha trained at Central St. Martins, and then Chelsea College of Art. Sasha worked in the creative industry as Senior Graphic Designer in the fashion industry for 6 years until deciding to fulfil her dream as a full-time contemporary artist. She has taken her bold, feminine colours and eye from the fashion industry with her.
Having grown up in Yorkshire and the Isle of Mull, Sasha is inspired by the beauty of nature and the feeling of liberation. From exposure to antiques from an early age, classical themes (with a contemporary twist) is another fascination of Sasha’s. She celebrates individuality and imperfections in her daily life and creative practise, and aims to bring happiness and colour into people’s homes.
“In today’s world, there is so much pressure to be perfect. My work is all about embracing the differences. I use unpredictable creative methods, such as lino printing or watercolours. These materials seem to have a life of their own which I love. I embrace these imperfections that give an artwork its own character, as if each piece has its own personality.”