Parastoo is a representational artist. Her floral still lives are characterised by loose composition and a free and spontaneous style, creating a nostalgic view of the world around us. A textured use of acrylic adds a lushness to the luminous colour palette, with deep pinks and saffron yellows standing out against a muted background. She describes her work as a ”happy celebration of life.”
Parastoo was born in 1952 in Iran, in a family with rich artistic heritage. Her grandfather was a renowned Iranian artist who introduced European canons and academic style of painting to the Iranian art. Her childhood memories of her grandfather’s studio and his striking paintings have been a major source of inspiration for her. Thanks to his influence, she always knew that she wanted to be an artist and never entertained a moment of doubt that this would be her life’s work. She has not ever let a day go by without either painting or planning her next artistic endeavour, and regards art as the single biggest factor in her life.
In her own words:
“I believe that painting is a universal language, and I love talking to people through this powerful medium. I like to generate a youthful and vibrant painting to make the fading impressions last forever.”
As well as exhibiting in many galleries around the United Kingdom, Parastoo has sold her original paintings into private collections all over the world.
Parastoo is a member of the Society of Floral Painters and the National Acrylic Painters Association.
2017 Interpretations of Landscape. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2016 A Moment in Time. Solo Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2015 Colours of Spring. Solo Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2014 Reflections. Solo Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2013 Summertime Medley. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex