I was born in north-eastern Iran in June 1981 and grew up in a historical city, Sabzevar, before starting
higher education in Mashhad city, the second biggest city in the country which I inhabited for nine years
I graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). Since the earliest days
of my studies, I got much more acquainted with art activities having been performed at FUM, and the city
which inspired me for music and painting, and studied as a part-time student in art colleges and communities
along with my full-time studies as a geologist which initially made me a landscape painter that resulted in
several solo- and group-exhibitions. My personal interpretation of the objects in the cadre, and use of intense
colour and severe forms identiﬁed my distinct style.
I was awarded the Instructor’s Certiﬁcate of Handicrafts & Arts in the Painting Area from Technical & Vocational Education, Ministry of Labour & Social Aﬀairs by extending my skills to other painting approaches,
from landscape to portrait/ﬁgure, from pencil and pastel to ink, watercolour, acrylic, oil.
I arrived in Ireland in March 2009. Continuing my research, I then visited European art centres and museums
in Dublin, Paris and Berlin, and participated in advanced courses in National College of Art and Design
(NCAD), Dublin, competitions and group exhibitions. In the meantime, I prepared my works for my ﬁrst
solo-exhibition in Ireland describing my experiences in portrait painting