FOR artist Aisha Valenti, the ability to express herself through art came to her from a young age.
The 23-year-old, who has been passionate about art for as long as she can remember, will exhibit her Modern Princess collection at the Rosemount Hotel as part of art organisation RAW Perth on May 26.
Valenti, who is studying to be a social worker, said organisers of the event approached her to take part via social media.
“They contacted me via my Aisha’s Art Facebook page and requested my art be displayed in their exhibition,” she said.
“Each artist gets to hang their art and there will also be music, performing arts and a range of Perth artists with many talents.”
The former La Salle College student started to paint as a hobby and said she became more serious about her works about two years ago after being motivated by her friends and family.
“They have motivated me to continue to pursue my art as more than just a hobby,” she said.
“Once I finish my degree, the ultimate goal would to eventually become a social worker by day and painter by night.
“I feel as if I am able to truly express myself through my art.
“I am also able to escape the business that is life and become solely involved in the simplicity of colour and the stroke of a brush.
“There is no right or wrong to art and that is what I love most.”
RAW is an independent arts organisation for artists by artists that was founded in the United States in 2009 and currently run in more than 50 locations across the US, Australia and Canada.
The organisation provides artists with tools and resources to further their creative careers.
To see Aisha’s Art, visit www.facebook.com/Aishas-Art.