Isher Dhiman is a London based award winning mixed media artist, with 20 years experience in creating artworks that originate from fashion and the figurative form, continually evolving to encompass everything from conceptual, figurative art, portraiture, florals, nature... to whatever inspires at a moment in time - after all it is all about captring a moment through one's artistic lens.
A solid foundation from her first degree in Economics, supplemented with higher education within the arts, having gained qualifications in Fashion Design and Fashion Illustraion from London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, UAL, London and most recently completing Classical Portraiture at Hamstead School of Art and various illustration courses at House of Illustration. Isher has successfully worked in a multitude of fields across Fashion, Business, Education and the Arts. She has had the pleasure of being invited to illustrate at London Fashion Week and London Craft Week, most recently at the runway of Paul & Joe SS23 collection at the Langham Hotel.
As a huge advocate of education in others, Isher introduced a teaching element to her creative practice in 2021, offering a range of workshops including Fashion Drawing, Mixed Media Art, Mindfulness through Art, Fashion Portraiture to name a few; which have seen her collbaorate with various art establishments including Drawing Cabaret Couture, 2bornot2bcollective, UAL for The Great Get Together and various schools across London, alongisde her private group and one to one workshops. Isher really enjoys inspiring others to connect with their creativty and reap the mindfullness qualities that creating art brings. Isher has also used her artistic skills to run fundraiser workshops to not only raise funds, but awareness of various health and topical issues including Sue Ryder, Mind, Parkinsons UK, and DEC for the war in Ukraine and Floods in Pakistan.
Isher loves the tangible nature of the variety of mixed media she works with. The freedom and movement of watercolour teamed with the anticipation and unpredictability of the end result, is something she thrives on. She enjoys the mindfulness nature of unplanned paper cut outs, in pure Matisse style, to add a layered contrast to hand drawn elements. Isher enjoys the carbon black line of a piece of graphite or charcoal gliding across a page with trained effortlessness. She has a unique instinctive response to briefs, using her mastery of wet media, to create evocative conceptual work, that is harmonious and full of expression, often, reduced down to it’s essential form. She invites the viewer to embrace their curiosity and applaud their intelligence in interpreting her artistic voice.
The depth and richness of her experience and desire to evolve is evident in her meticulous approach, forever curious and well researched to communicate an idea, message, emotion or state of mind with a strong narrative to support her visual language.
Clients include British Vogue, Space NK, Waitrose, Overdue Magazine, NCPA, Welcome Movement and many more. Isher has exhibited across the world and is currently exhibiting with The CAMP gallery in Miami having taken part in various charitable fashion fundraisers through art sales, most recently Fashion Fights Cancer charity. Isher also launched a collection of NFT artworks to raise awarness of endangered animals collaborating with WWF.
Word on the Street
Every time I have commissioned Isher I have found her brilliant, professional, always ahead of deadlines, easy to work with and just so apt at understanding and translating exactly what is required - no mean feat when it comes to illustration. As the Creative Director overseeing the creation and launch of the Space NK magazine, I asked Isher to create a watercolour image for the cover. It was so exquisitely done
Executive Editor Glamour
Throughout the process, Isher was outstanding in her communication, understanding, attention to detail, patience and in the level of sensitivity and care towards the work. Because of who she is, she was able to capture and create the essence and energy of my vision for the artworks! Through my experience with Isher, I have learnt a lot about myself for the future and I am very grateful for taking this journey with her. I look forward to collaborating with her again in the future!
I can't recommend Isher enough!
South Asians for Sustainability is a voluntary passion project so close to my heart. Isher kindly offered to help with the campaign by designing the logo. We brainstormed initial ideas together and within a short space of time, she managed to capture every element exactly as I had envisioned. Her high quality of work, bespoke service and professionalism is impeccable.
Thank you so much Isher!
South Asians for Sustainability
Featured artist for spotlight series Exhibition at The CAMP Gallery, Miami, USA, ongoing.
Cover artist for Space NK magazine
Selected Fashion Artist to be part of the ongoing exhibition at the prestigious Gray M.C.A Gallery, Bath, UK.
Featured Artist, Artwork and Interview published in Overdue magazine Autumn Winter 2020 issue.
Selected Artist for 2be or not 2be collective online art forum, March 2021.
Selected Artist with Drawing Cabaret Couture Online Gallery
Completed Fashion & Sustainability course run by London College of Fashion in association with the centre for sustainable Fashion and Kering, via Future Learn.
Trained in classical techniques in Portraiture at Hampstead School of Art, London, UK.
Awarded 'Best Artist in show' as voted by the public, Art in Marylebone, 2 years running.
Studied at Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and most recently at House of Illustration.