Local Waterloo artist Soheila Keyani was brought up with colour, energy and food.
In autumn, as children, under the guise of visiting her neighbours they would pop in next door knowing they would always be offered Sharon fruit from the ever abundant tree - shades of deep orange, fleshy and juicy. In spring, streets are wildly ablaze with pink and white blossoms.
In winter, clear moon-lit sky reflecting on the vibrant white snow, creates a cosy romantic atmosphere. In spring, they ate the first of fruits before they became ripe, green crunchy, velvety almonds - in winter they warmed their hands with freshly cooked deep red, juicy beetroot from the streetseller. In summer in the fruit orchard, while adults rested from the heat, they played and watched the shivering, shimmering sun rays in the transparent air.
Her paintings therefore are all about colour, texture, and energy in motion -impressions of all things she sees, hears and feels, from past, present and future.
Now as a practicing artist, Soheila teaches people what she has learnt through experimenting and being encouraged.Soheila aims to enable people to discover their own unique way of creating, be it via painting, drawing or making a piece of art.
Meet the artist on Tuesday 5 August from 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Oxo Bar.
Related website: www.shirzan.com