Art Shows and Publications

Sohil School, Annual Art Show, Tehran, Iran 1972
Behzad Academy of Art, Annual jurried Art Show, Tehran, Iran 1973-74
Pullen Park Art Show, Raleigh, NC, spring 1979
Saturday On the Green, Raleigh, NC, spring 1979
Cameron Village Art Is, Raleigh, NC, spring 1979 - Second Prize
Highwood Racquet Club, Group Show, Raleigh, NC, summer 1979
McGuin, Clark, Hillman - Display - Raleigh, NC, 1979 - Second Prize
TDK Display, Raleigh, NC Fall 1979 - Third Prize
NC Council on Status of Woman, Group Show, Raleigh, NC, 1979
Wake County Artist Exhibition, Jurried Show, Raleigh, NC, spring 1980
Palette Gallery, One Woman Show, Cary, NC Spring 1980
Saturday On the Green, Raleigh, NC, spring 1980 - Third Prize
WestEnd Gallery, One woman Show, Winston-Salem, NC, spring 1980
Cameron Village Art is, Raleigh, NC, summer 1980 - Second Prize
Garden Gallery, Group Show, Raleigh, NC, summer 1980
NC Council on Status of Woman, One Woman Show, Raleigh, NC, fall 1980
Garden Gallery, Group Show, Raleigh, NC Winter 1981
Private Showing at Dr. and Mrs. Reid, Frederick, MD, spring 1981 - Sold Out
Art at the fall, Raleigh, NC, summer 1981 - First Prize
Cameron Village Art Is, Raleigh, NC, fall 1981 - Second Prize
Greensboro Artist League, Jurried by Barbara Nechis, Greensboro, NC, spring 1984
Showcase 89, Jurried show, Beaverton, OR, fall 1989
Art Is, Lake Oswego, Oregon, summer 90 - Honorable Mention
Showcase 94, Jurried show, Beaverton, OR, fall 1994
Affairs of the Art, Tigard, Oregon, summer 1995- Second Prize Watermedia/- First Prize Watercolor
Rose Festival Art Show, Juried show, Portland, OR, spring 1996
Gallery 33, group show, Portland, OR, winter 1999
Street of Dreams, Roche Bobois and Jwest Design, Portland, OR Summer 1999
Gallery 33, one person shows, Portland, OR, Summer 2000
Street of Dreams, Jwest Design, Portland, OR Summer 2000
Belinki & DuPrey, Portland OR January 2001
5th Avenue Suit Hotel, Portland OR July 2001
Montinore Vineyard, Forest Grove OR June 2002
CAP auction, Juried Show, Portland, OR April 2003
First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR January 2006
CAP auction, Juried Show, Portland, OR April 2009
Invitational Watercolor Exhibit, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis, OR Summer 2011

Workshops held

Tiles painting - Sitka Center for Art and Ecology – Otis, OR
Water media - Village Gallery of Art – Beaverton, OR


Watercolor Society of Oregon – since 1989 – vice president 1999-2001
Beaverton Arts - since 1993
Oregon Society of Artist - since 1996
Central Oregon Arts Association - since 1997
Salem Arts – since 1998
Village Gallery of Art – since 2000

Book - Persian Miniature Design - October 1983, Stemmer House Publishers
Book Cover - Fringe of Heaven - summer, 1984, Stemmer House Publishers
View Master - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 1990


When I came to this country, fresh from art school in Tehran, I had no idea that my training in Persian miniatures would influence me for the rest of my life!In Iran I was fortunate to study under Master Mahmood Farshchian, the master of Persian miniature painting in our time.I have been painting for over thirty years. Staying very close to water media, close to Persian miniatures, and influenced by western watercolorists. When my son was born in ninety-one, I found that watercolors were hard to do with the new baby, so I stopped painting for a while. About three years later by accident, I came across jewelry designer Julie Rogers, who was giving a demonstration of a material called "friendly" plastic. She helped me realize that craft projects were the way to express my art at that point. I began making my broaches as fun pieces for friends. They gave it to their friends and so on did my business developed.

Still I missed painting tremendously. What I like about my jewelry is they change every time I look at them. Also, it seems that other people see different things in them than I do. That intrigued me; they were my Persian Miniatures. I decided to paint them. My urge was to paint them large! I was so used to painting Persian miniatures and other themes on a small scale that it was a tough-break through for me. I ended up with large pieces of paper full of small paintings! Thanks to support of many of my colleagues such as Michael Schlicting and Barbara Nechis to name a few, I made the breakthrough I needed. I still enjoy sitting down to design and draw and think on the scale of five and six zero brushes, but I also enjoy standing up and holding the two inch brush in hand and liberating myself from the small and controlled paintings that I know so well. I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoyed making them!

"OK, I want you to take everything you learned about watercolor and throw it out of the window.
Now I want you to think of everything they said you can’t or shouldn’t do with watercolor…
That is what I do

Public Collections:

ODS – Portland, OR
World Trade Center – Portland, OR
Oregon Pacific Capital Management – Portland, OR
SAS Institute of Technology – Raleigh, NC
McHenry Consultant – Cary, NC
SAO – Software Association of Oregon – Portland, OR
CB Richard Ellis Property – Portland, OR
Kell, Alterman and Runstein – Portland, OR
The Whitehouse Collection – Tigard, OR
Brisbee & Stockton – Hillsboro, OR
US Trust – Portland, OR
Quest Property Management – Portland, OR
Cascade AIDS Project – Portland, OR
Equity Office – Portland, OR
Birtcher Properties – Beaverton, OR
Dr. Robinson DMD – Lake Oswego, OR
Bullivant Houser Bailey – Portland, OR
And more...

Private Collections:

Dr. and Mrs. Reid – Frederick, MD
Mr. Motamen – Vienna, Austria
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis – Portland, OR
Mr. and Mrs. Glass – Portland, OR
Ms. Ramsey – Austin, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Burd – Raleigh NC
Mr. Mandeville – Raleigh, NC
Ms. Wilson – Raleigh, NC
Mr. McHenry – Cary, NC
Mr. Mrs. Veiga - Palm Springs, CA
Ms. Brandt - Berlin, Germany
Dr. and Dr. Miehr – Munich, Germany
Dr. Davis – Portland, OR
Mr. Nash – Newberg, OR
Dr. Kaku – New York, NY
Mr. Mrs. Kostur – Tigard, OR
And more...




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