I am a Ph.D. graduate from the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. I am currently doing my postdoctoral research in Philosophical Inquiry with Children at the University of British Columbia. I am also a teacher at SelfDesign Learning Centre in Vancouver, teaching Philosophy and Art to homeschool children.
My true passions in life are painting and working with children. I am blessed to be able to do both in my life. During my adolescence, I attended different art classes such as painting, sewing, knitting and embroidery; later on I focused mainly on drawing and painting (color pencil, chalk pastel, acrylic) to produce art. I took formal painting lessons with the great artist, Mr. Shishegaran in Tehran, Iran. I mainly use vibrant colors and smooth curves inspired by nature to represent peace, liveliness, energy and love in my art. In my acrylic works, I usually use Persian calligraphy (e.g. poems by Rumi). The words and poems I use are mostly about love, life, and the meaning of life. All my works are original (unless mentioned otherwise), painted with love, passion and care.
I believe that deep down in every one of us there exists the purest form of love that can be developed and it can flourish by giving it selflessly, abundantly to everyone and everything without prejudice. This love inherently exists in every living being. I draw inspiration from this belief and the theme of Love is a common thread that runs through every one of my brush strokes. I am a strong believer that one can see and feel love in everything around if given the opportunity. This love can elevate our souls into a level of immortality. I hope that through painting I can convey this belief to all those around me and ultimately to everyone.