Born in 1964
1974 Became interested in art
1975 First solo exhibition of painting with coal and pencil with father's help in the officer's club
1976 First swimming competition at the age of 12 began taking water color lessons
1978 First solo water color exhibition
1982 Married at the age of 18
1982 Graduated from Shahdokht High School in Mashhad
1983 Began taking oil painting lessons
1984 Sold first oil painting for 100000 Rials
1986 Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1988 Began making and arranging artificial flowers
1990 Took lessons in flower arranging, Los Angeles, California
1992 Obtained Floral Design and Arrangement certificate from Fani Herfeyee in applied art and technology, Mashhad, Khorasan
1993 Obtained swimming coach certificate and started working in "Hashemi Nejad" swimming center
1993 Obtained swimming tournament referee certificate
1994 Established the first legal institute of floral design and painting in different materials. Khorasan, Mashhad, under the name of Gole Gandom
1994 Began instructing painting to childeren as well as instructing floral design
1994 Began studying literature at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad
1996 Exhibited solo oil painting sale in Los Angeles, California
1998 Graduated with B.A. from Ferdowsi University
1998 Exhibited solo oil painting sale in Los Angeles, California
2000 Obtained the life guard Certificate
2001 Worked as a life guard and swimming coach at Kosar Swimming Center
2003 Worked at Astane Ghodse Razavi Swimming Center
Art has always been a significant part of my being, a driving force of my inherent nature. It had been a key component in focusing my thoughts and a common thread in concentration and quieting the mind. It allows me to delve into my emotions and define who I am through paint and canvas.
This love started in childhood and continues to evolve and develop. I had my first exhibition of drawings in pencil and coal at the age of ten in Mashhad Officer's Club. My father, who was a senior army officer in pre- revolution of Iran, recognized my inclination towards art and has remained a source of inspiration and encouragement in my career as an artist.
Of course all my experiences have shaped me and my style has been developed by the combination of great artists such as: George Pierre Seurat, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Vincent VanGogh, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet but, I found my true calling after being exposed to the work of John Singer Sargent.
I encountered pointilism with juxtaposing small strokes of pure pigment to create the form which was so amazing to me. It required complete concentration and consequently, astute focus that curtailed my daily life.
As I progressed towards the abstract art I found it so intriguing. Now this art was speaking to me since I loved creation and learned to create with all my soul, mind and heart.
Abstract art brought to life my overflowing emotions and thoughts and tapped into my soul, mind and heart. Some of my creations captured a single moment in time like a unique performance unfolding on a lonely canvas. From a combination of sketches and layers, sprang a style that I feel is uniquely my own. I began to understand the main focal point of my art and the reasons lines need to respect thefoundation of the piece. While this discovery was taking place, I was let to Seraut's style because of the artist's infusion of joy in his work. Although my formal study at Ferdowsi University was in Western Literature, I have always considered painting the most sophisticated form of communication. A single stroke of the artist's brush carries volumes of prose and represents a piece of the artist’s soul.
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