I was born in Tehran and spent my childhood in Iran.  I moved to Munich, Germany as a young teen where I received the foundation of my fine art training in the studios of my uncles Anoush (1924-1989) and Madjid (1942-2020), both well-known professional artists.


I came to the U.S. to study illustration and graphic design at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, then lived in northern California and Washington, DC. I sold my first painting in the U.S. in 1988 to The Middleton Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and this marked the beginning of my career as a professional artist.  I spent several years sharing a studio and painting with my uncle Madjid while traveling between Germany and the United States until I became a U.S. citizen in 1993.  I live with my family in Alexandria, Virginia, where I paint in my home studio and take daily long walks with my lab rescue, Nola.


My work includes a variety of impressionist and post-impressionist landscapes, cityscapes and coastal scenes; classic and contemporary floral and still life paintings; and modern abstract pieces.  I work with oil, acrylic, and gouache, and I often use a palette knife to build thick layers of paint and create visual dimension and definition on the canvas.  I have exhibited and sold my work in galleries throughout the United States and Europe, and currently work with a select group of art dealers and galleries.


In addition to the pieces featured on my website, my paintings may be purchased from galleries, art dealers, and select online retailers such as Zatista. Visit @mehranfineart on facebook and instagram to view my latest work and activities.  Private commissions are available; please email mehranrf@gmail.com or submit a contact form with inquiries. 


NOTE: Many paintings on the site may also be available through galleries; gallery retail prices are not displayed here so please email to inquire about the availability and price of specific pieces.