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I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran; I developed a passion for the arts at the age of seven when I started to play the piano. 

There was a war in Iran when I was at school and there was a shortage of books, magazines and media entertainment for young people. So I started to draw to entertain myself and my classmates.  My daily journals of paintings became popular because i made my classmates heroes of the stories I depicted; through my drawings I changed situations: instead of crying in bomb shelters my classmates were having fun, living a different life through art.

I continued drawing in high school, and at the age of 22 I graduated from Azad University (BA in Graphic design).  I worked for more than ten years as a graphic designer, whilst also painting and doing figurative drawings.

I have never been able to exhibit my art publicly in my homeland due to the nature of my work, which is considered provocative in Iranian society. However, I have exhibited privately in Iran.

I moved to the UK in 2003 where I’ve created a new life.  Exhilarated and inspired by the freedom and acceptance I’ve  found here, I have taken great pleasure in showing my work at public exhibitions.

I continue  my  life journal drawings.  I  paint them  when life becomes challenging, as it enables me to use my imagination to move forward.