Tashi Farmilo-Marouf

My name is Natasha and everyone has always called me Tashi – so that is the insignia I use for signing my art.

I have always been a creative soul, taking many art classes as a child but I first seriously started studying fine art at Canterbury High School (a special high school for the arts in Ottawa, Canada). In my early 20’s I studied fine arts at the Ottawa School of Art. After my fine art studies, I went on to study graphic design and received a diploma from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Ottawa.

It’s a difficult task for me to describe my work. Art speaks without voice. I would describe my artistic style as, Expressionism. I make an effort to convey a sense emotion and feeling through my work. I am most often inspired by a place, event or an experience that has struck me in some way – and creativity is the mode or outlet for which I translate those experiences externally. I am not beholden to one medium. I let the subject dictate the medium. How my work is interpreted depends on the beholder and I would hope that whomever beholds it, transports them to new places inside themselves.