Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016 - Highly Commended by the Judges
Rainbow Life is a pastel on paper work that showcases a rich variety of pattern and form. A flat, tapestry-esque configuration demonstrates the fluidity and ease of Deyhim’s working method. Her painting here is flowing with a sense of variety: like a vivid multi-colour rainbow. People from a diverse range of occupations mix harmoniously; in various states of emotion and movement. Social interactions, relationships, gestures and poses happen all at once and all in the same place forming an energetic tableaux-vivant.