Tell us a bit about yourself
My Name is Pegah Hesari, born in 1986 in Iran, studied business management in bachelor degree and international business management in MS degree I was painting from when I remember, but professionally I start painting form 2013.
Can you please tell us about the kind of art you do
I am a painter. My love for art started with hyper realistic paintings and the use of colour pencils but after about 3 to 4 years I found out that I needed to change my style for more creation. I tried to learn other techniques using pastel, watercolour, acrylic…
Although I paint every subject that feel interesting, my favourite to work on are female figures and portraits. I try to paint my feeling from their faces and bodies and then I make use of the colours I see on them.
What inspired you to start painting?
Watching the dance of colors and feeling calm touches my soul.
Is there a story behind your art?
Nothing more than my love to paint and discovering people.
Do you feel there is something that makes your art stand out from others?
I think in portrait paintings or drawings each painter has his or her own style, as people can get different feelings from each person’s picture as I do. I paint my opinions and colors of the people I see.
Your greatest achievement as an artist.
I think I still have a long way to go and at this moment I feel I need to concentrate more on my art work and practice
Have you faced massive rejections concerning your art? How did it make you feel?
As I decided not to paint subjects as their look in real life, I did not face much encouragement from those around me. Although I have very supportive people around me, my husband, my family and my friends.
Advice for young artists.
Art should fill your time, your soul, your heart and your life, let it fill all, then you can find the miracle of art.
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