Paintings by Farideh Esfandi
October 9, 2000
"Ever since I was a little girl," Farideh Esfandi says, "my
mother and grandmother taught me how to see beauty in all the simple things
in life. My Grandmother's garden was my first color palette with apricots
as my yellow, grapes my green and cherries my red. I know now why I always
like to paint women dressed in clothes showered with colorful flowers."
Noice the evil eye painted in all her work, to avoid back luck.
Esfandi , born and raised in Oroumiyeh, northwest Iran, studied photography
and cinema at the Iranian National Television College. She joined the state
television as a photographer and graphic designer where she worked for
17 years. Her works have appeared on numerous books and magazine covers
and she has participated in several group exhibitions in Iran, Europe and