"I want my paintings to represent the atmosphere around me at the very moment I’m using my brush against canvas. This translates into painting climate, touch, and all the sensory aspects along with the actual scene," writes Mehdi Fallahian as he describes how he wishes for his paintings to be perceived.
The thrill of the brush stroke against bare canvas began at the age of ten for Mehdi Fallahian. As a young boy growing up in Tehran, Iran, Mehdi would seek out the company of Mr. Abedini, a scholar and painter widely known throughout Iran. From this master, Mehdi came to absorb the power and scope of color through impressionistic lenses. He began to paint by Mr. Abedini’s side and studied the art of not only the great French Impressionists, but also the great Russian works as well.
"I see my art as a way a person can connect with nature, the very force that keeps us grounded and in touch with who we really are and in harmony with our natural surroundings."