Nazanin Madadi – sheer African talent and illumination…

by Jeanne Bowyer

Now, here’s a lady to be reckoned with: she’s a force of nature; a force of art! As she herself says, to paint, one needs to become what one is painting, so to speak – because after all, we "speak" best about the things we have experienced, whether that is during a writing project or in the production of any type of art. Her training with a Persian master began at the tender age of thirteen – and it shows: her paintings are just fabulously brilliant! She would describe herself as a "romantic" artist: we’d describe Nazanin Madadi as a gifted individual all around.

Firstly let us gaze upon the beautiful face in looking. Naturally the model is beautiful – this is true – but the pose and the painting is just amazing and very accurate. All together these qualities come together to produce a gorgeous piece – the woman in the pictures looks out from behind her hair which has been blown into her face; deep red lips and liquid eyes setting the scene. What an inspirational piece – just imagine what that would look like on your wall. Sadly, this piece is sold – but there are quite a number of other pieces on Madadi’s online gallery that would fit the bill as well.

A piece still (amazingly) up for sale, on the other hand, is The romantic pianist. Captured mid-performance and from behind, we see a lady playing the piano in a red dress; candles burning and enraptured – certainly very romantic indeed! The colors are warm and muted – they flow with one another wonderfully and the painting is yet another example of Madidi’s mastery of oils. It’s also a good sized piece and another one to really make a room – whichever room that might be. That would be up to the eventual lucky owner of the piece.

Madadi is, all in all, a great painter – a great artist. She’s been painting all her life: she has the gift, and her gallery is totally full of wonderful examples of that talent coming out of the brush and being given form on a canvas. You’d be wise to consider a Madadi painting for your collection – because they’re so beautiful that quite soon, they may become much more difficult to own…