Farideh Esfandi was born in Oroomieh, Iran. The trips she took as a child with her parents to the village of their birth fascinated her with the villagers' simple lifestyle and their love for nature. Memories from those trips became the major theme of most of her colorful paintings in later years.
She studied Drama and art in college and while teaching art in high school, continued her studies in photography and cinema at ‘The Iranian National Television College’. Later she joined 'The Iranian National Television' as a photographer and graphic designer where she worked for 17 years.
Despite her academic education in art, she considers her mother and grandmother her true art teachers, mentors and her inspiration to become an artist. She once wrote: "... My mother and grandmother were my first art teachers. Since childhood these two amazing women taught me how to find true beauty in life's simple things. In "Aibattan" my Grandmother's orchard, I first discovered nature's rich and colorful palette where apricots, grapes, figs and cherries offered all the colors an artist could ever need. I know now why I love to paint women dressed in colorful and flower-patterned clothes. That's the way my grandmother always dressed. Their love for life touched my heart and inspired my passion for painting. My biggest ambition as an artists is for my paintings to touch my daughter Nasim the same way and inspire her love for life and nature..."
A little about me
Photographer, Visual Artist
Nature, my family, abstract ahapes
Favorite Vacation Spot:
“Love Yourself, Love Nature.”
My favorite music:
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons