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Shahla Karbalaei

Acrylic, Water-Color, Gauche, and Mixed-Media


Website: shahla-artgallery.com

Email: contact.shahla@gmail.com

I am a Persian-Canadian artist with an art studio located in North Shore, Vancouver. I grew up in one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world, Esfahan; It was until I was a fresh interior designer where I met a living practicing artist for the first time. I then realized that art career was actually a possible option for me. For the next few years or so, I studied art formally and concentrated on painting and drawing.

I remember then asking myself, what am I going to do with this degree now? I knew I wanted to make art, period! So, I started working as a part-time interior designer, and turned to a Full-time artist to fulfill my ambition.

To make a long story short, I moved to Canada with my family; My life experiences have led me to conclude that drawing and painting are the best media for me to express my journey of life. I believe that Art creates a unique and powerful means with which to speak about momentary existence.

Over the years, I have dabbled in many techniques and different materials; I get deep inspiration not just from the breathtaking and rich culture of Iran, but also from the scenery of western culture.

I invite you to visit the links on my website and discover my life in art. https://www.shahla-artgallery.com

Living with art is one of the most insightful and culturally enriching gifts to humanity!

Sincerely yours,