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Farahnaz Samari

Persian Passion, Pride, and personae

Growing up in Iran, Farahnaz is constantly inspired by the vivid memories of her childhood - the smells, the sights, the sun drenched landscapes. She started her painting journey in high school, and now it’s more than twenty-five years since she began to put paint to canvas professionally. Farah as her friends and numerous Vancouver artists like to call her, is an honours graduate in Fine Art & Interior Design at the prestigious University of Tehran. The College of Fine Arts at this famed institution, is one of the oldest, largest & most prestigious schools of higher learner in all the Middle East. Admission to the university's renowned undergraduate and graduate programs is very competitive and is limited to the top one percent of Persian students.

In Canada, Farah further extended her art education as a graduate of Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Farah has showcased her art work in more than 80 solo and group exhibitions in Iran and Canada. She’s participated several times in art battles in Canada and she is twice a ‘Battle of the Brush’ Champion at art competitions in Vancouver, Canada. With a flair to the abstract, Farah's art work is highly contemporary and formative, and is increasingly being purchased by collectors, designers and galleries across North America.

Listening closely to her moods and muse, Farah's inspiration changes over time. From landscapes and urban colours, to interiors and smells, her time in Vancouver and BC’s west coast continues to inspire her with new ideas for her art.