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.