Originating from Kenya, Robina Yasmin grew up developing an interest in African Wildlife and at 7 she was given a set of oil paints, fostering her love in art as she experimented with them and a range of beads, fabrics, leaves, paper and the like to her heart's content. When she came of age she studied at the Cumbria College of Art & Design before going on to study at the Glasgow School of Art.
Graduating in 1991, she credits her tutors for inspiring her to push herself further and after just a short while Robina Yasmin entered the art world with the setting up of her own studio in South London. Successfully exhibiting in a range of galleries and shows, Yasmin has continued to succeed all expectations and has taken the art world by storm with her unique take on each and every one of her subjects and pieces as she has continued to paint professionally ever since.
Yasmin's work primarily focuses around African wildlife from a deep realist perspective, this serves as a strong grounding for her works and in many of her
pieces she avoids the background and surrounding environment entirely to focus her attention on the subject, ensuring to capture each hair and flow of fur with beautifully fine brush strokes and putting the subject in a dynamic pose with a strong narrative.