The "Reflections" exhibition of my oil and acrylic paintings is at the Stables Gallery at Reveley Lodge in Bushey from 12th April until 7th May 2022. Address: Reveley Lodge, 88, Elstree Road, Bushey, WS23 4GL. Gallery opening times: Tue - Sat, 10am - 4pm.
Aya Hastwell is a Watford-based artist originally from Kazakhstan. Aya's paintings reflect travel, nature, and people. She works in various materials and genres.
Currently, Aya divides her time between the UK and Kazakhstan. Her nomadic lifestyle leads to a rethinking of family ties, what constitutes a home, and how to get used to being mobile as an artist. Aya presents her feelings about it in various art projects: “One image a day,” “Nomadic life of a static object,” Portal Walks. The latest project, "Between Two Doors," reflects her state of suspension and displacement from a stable life.
Also, in recent years, Aya has been focusing on paintings with children. Children perceive the world differently. Their sincerity and curiosity about the world around them help Aya to look for a reflection of childish spontaneity in her paintings.
Aya studied at City Lit and the Art Academy in London. She exhibited in London and Hertfordshire. Aya’s paintings are in private collections in several countries. You can see her artworks on Instagram and Facebook: Aya Hastwell Paintings.