Elahe Nour Bakhsh was enriched by the arts her entire life. Born in Iran in 1964, she was raised in an artistic family. Her parents encouraged her ability, as her mother is an artist, and her siblings either paint or are musically accomplished.
Elahe is influenced by numerous art teachers and is very appreciative of her mentor, Karim Nasr, one of the most famous painters in Iran whom she worked with from 1996 to 2003.
After immigrating to Vancouver in 2008, Elahe continued her education in extra-sessional studies at the Emily Carr College of Art. She was accepted as an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and the Vancouver Drawing Society in 2010. She has also been a member of Artists in Our Midst since 2011.
Elahe is inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds her. Her works depict a wide variety of natural settings, and she draws much of her inspiration from the majestic mountains, sparkling lakes and beautiful gardens.
She is passionate about collages and “en Plein air” as they reflect her life’s vision. She is influenced by every sound, smell, and movement of nature, and she generally uses oil for “en Plein air”. Her Collage paintings allow her great artistic freedom as she can use anything from texture, color, and shape to express her creativity and abstract thoughts. Her intention is to capture the beauty, the expanse and the feeling that the landscape radiates, so that she can share her interpretation of this special moment with others and allow them to slow down and embrace these moments away from fast paced modern life.