Hi, I'm Pari

Born in Iran, I left as a child during the 1978 Iranian Revolution to come to the UK. I recently retired after a career in dentistry to pursue my lifelong passions of photography and painting.

My inspiration almost always comes from nature, which draws me in with its varying colour combinations, forms and movements. I combine my two greatest passions, photography and art, to create something that is truly organic and unique.The series I am currently working on has allowed me to combine both disciplines.

I have many favourite artists but I find the works of Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Signac, Anne Palmer and Peter Doig most inspiring.   
My passion for photography comes from my father, whose ancient, leather-cased, Rollup Automatic camera remains one of my most treasured memories of both him and my childhood. 
He would often take us to fields of flowers for a family portrait or strategically position us against a bright blue sky, using the beautiful cloud formations as a backdrop.
My father had a great eye for colour and composition. Being a surgeon he was meticulous and paid great attention to detail, so we have many wonderful photographs documenting our childhood.
I often continue to use his camera today and always sign my artwork with my maiden name as a tribute to him. 
My passion for art comes from my mother, who has been my greatest teacher, supporter and champion.
She always encourages me to pay attention to my creative side and make time for it.
She is my constant companion at art exhibitions and my partner in crime when gushing over a wild flower, the colour of leaves on a tree, the shape of pebbles on a beach and basically all things natural.
My current project is partly aimed to reawaken the inner child within us all who has the ability to imagine more than there is and my mother has always been the spark for keeping my inner child awake and active. 
I hope that you enjoy my work and that it lightens your day, just as it did mine whilst I was creating it.

Exhibition History

19th – 21st April 2024 –                                                                                                                                 Participating artist at The Citadel Fine Arts inaugural art exhibition “Deja Vu” at The  Citadel, Dover, Kent, CT17 9DP, UK.

7th -10th March 2024 –                                                                                                                                                 The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK.

11th – 14Th of October 2023 –                                                                                                                              Women in Art Fair at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1, UK

7Th July to 12th September 2023 –                                                                                                                           Solo exhibition at The Bourne Gallery, Chalkpit Farm, Adisham road, Canterbury, CT4 5EU, UK.

23rd May to 5th June 2023 –                                                                                                                                      Participating artist at the group exhibition “Contemporary Painting and Art in Mind” at The Brick Lane Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA, UK. Following the exhibition I was chosen by the gallery to be featured in their buyers magazine.

26th April to 8th May 2023 –                                                                                                                                     Solo exhibition at The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable, CT5 1AF, UK.

26th to 2nd October 2022 –                                                                                                                                             I organised and put together a group exhibition titled “Elevating the Ordinary” with two other artists, Jack Clare and Niamh Denning at Whitstable Museum Gallery, 5A Oxford St, Whitstable,  CT5 1DB, UK.  

2nd to 8th of February 2022 –                                                                                                                                   Solo exhibition at The Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, UK.

September to December 2021 –                                                                                                                              Three works exhibited at Galerie d’Art D Assadi S“arl, Rue de la Gare 1, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland.

September 2021 to August 2022 –                                                                                                                            Solo exhibition “More Than The Eye Can See” at Cafe du Soleil, Canterbury,UK. 

September 2021 –                                                                                                                                                        Solo exhibition at Canterbury Pilates and Movement Studio Open Day. Canterbury, UK.

May 2021 –                                                                                                                                                    Participating Artist for the online Virtual Exhibition “Spiritual Awakening” at Pepny Gallery, Caven, Ireland.    @pepneygallery/www.pepneygallery.com 

December 2020 to February 2022 –                                                                                                                             “Take Three” at Stark Gallery, Canterbury, UK.