Yaheya has lived in Streatham for the past 25 years. She has been passionate about drawing and colour since childhood which led to her studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design from where she graduated with a (BA Hons) degree.
Horses have been part of her Indian family background for generations. Her grandfather was a keen horseman and polo player whilst her father and mother both grew up with horses.
Yaheya’s paintings are a visual feast where her audacious colour palette does not shy away from sunset orange-reds, violet blues, deep pinks, turquoise and deep bottle green contrasted against silvery greys, creamy beige hues and porcelain white. Her style is very definitely expressionistic but one is also reminded of Fauvism in her choice and application of colour, influenced by Mikhail Vrubel, Edmund Dulac, and her love of manga anime.
Her equestrian work is collected in many countries worldwide, amongst them America, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, UAE and the UK.