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Artist Julliette Tehrani


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Biography


My artistic inspiration comes from my love of nature - there is a world of beauty waiting to be captured.  I am entranced by the dazzling colors of flowers, the magnificence of the skies and clouds, and reflections on water.  Reflective patterns of light on the colors and shapes in the simplest of scenes can be stunning. I constantly strive to capture those special scenes onto my canvas. Color, combined with my love of design and the textual quality of paint - is why I paint. I just want to create beautiful and colorful images and share my passion with others. 
 I am very free and expressive with my brushstrokes and composition. I never feel restricted to represent the scenes that inspire me, as I tend to interpret images to create my own personal vision. I use photography, observation and memory as my source material.  My process tends to be intuitive. I like to create mystery in my paintings, inviting the viewer to engage their own imaginations  to explore the images. I paint in acrylics, inks and oils on canvas, aluminum and paper. I love experimenting with new substrates which allow paint to be moved around in ways not possible on more traditional surfaces. Magic is created when my intended outcomes develop into unplanned random surprises.
 I started painting as a child, but never fully pursued my passion. Instead, I had a successful career as a senior executive in finance. Now, on retiring I have returned to painting. While primarily self-taught, I have benefitted from workshops and individual lessons with renowned artists in Europe and the United States.  I have also studied at SUNY Purchase, the Art Students League of New York and the Silvermine Arts Center. 
 Admiring the French and American Impressionists, I discovered inspiration in Europe while I was still involved in my [...]

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