I am a professional artist, husband, and father of three brilliant and energetic children.  I was born in Tehran and spent my childhood in Iran, then moved to Munich, Germany as a young teen before coming to the U.S. to attend college.  I currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia, where I paint in my home studio.

I discovered my love of painting at an early age, under the guidance of two uncles who were both professional artists.  I have painted for more than twenty-five years and exhibited my work in galleries throughout the United States and Europe.  My works include impressionist and post-impressionist landscapes, cityscapes and coastal scenes;
classic and contemporary floral and still life paintings; and modern abstract pieces.  I work with both oil and acrylic and I often use a palette knife, building up thick layers of paint to create visual dimension and definition.

In addition to the pieces featured on my website, my paintings may be purchased from galleries and art dealers, as well as select online retailers.  Private commissions are available; please contact me with inquiries.

Read my blog to learn more about my painting style and approach, and check me out on facebook to view works in progress.

Select Solo Exhibitions
2012 – Featured Artist on Zatista, a curated online gallery
2009 – Foliograph Galleries, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
2008 – Foliograph Galleries, Tysons Corner, Virginia
2006 – The Framing Guild, Fairfax, Virginia
2005 – Reuters Art Gallery, Fairfax, Virginia
2005 – The Framing Guild, Arlington, Virginia
2004 – Miller Fine Art, Alexandria, Virginia
2004 – The Potomac Gallery, Leesburg, Virginia
2003 – Miller Fine Art, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia