About

About Yasmin


Yasmin Shima is an artist and art teacher living in Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia. She has painted since she was a child growing up in a family of artists, with her first self-portrait being done at age 18.
She is drawn to painting woman for their beauty, sensuality, strength, and grace. Yasmin believes woman encapsulate romantic, empowered energy and loves expressing that in the way the subject carries themselves.

Yasmin Shima


She is drawn to painting woman for their beauty, sensuality, strength, and grace. Yasmin believes woman encapsulate romantic, empowered energy and loves expressing that in the way the subject carries themselves.
For years, Yasmin painted part-time while she worked in production to pay her bills, etc, but her dream was always to be able to make it as an artist full-time. In December 2019 she made the decision to quit her job and commit to art. As we know, Covid came soon after, and she struggled financially for a lot of the time but resisted the temptation to go back to a job.
She persevered through the pandemic and financial issues. People eventually saw what she was doing and were inspired to come to learn to paint from her. She began teaching art through 2020. Then in 2021, she had to learn a whole new style of art, as above. It paid off and she is now in demand for commercial murals and other unique paintings around Sydney.
In 2021 she learned about NFTs and made a small collection of 1 of 1s called Ride or Die x. After she learned more about the space, she and a friend discussed how they could create a project to show the beauty of woman, to give back to less fortunate woman in Australia, and to help other artists to get exposure for their work. That’s where the roadmap comes in.

What is the Art

Year Of The Woman presents a dynamic new series of Chinese Zodiac artworks created by Australian artist Yasmin Shima. Each Year of the Woman NFT is uniquely generated from over 250 traits, including traits of the Woman, their zodiac animal, and various fashion. The NFT’s are stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.. With so many distinct features each NFT is one-of-a-kind. The main character conceptually represents each Zodiac animal using a playful amalgamation of animal and human, merging East and West