Art And Culture

‘Hope’ Exhibition in Maryland

‘Hope’ Exhibition in Maryland‘Hope’ Exhibition in Maryland

An exhibition of watercolor paintings by the Iranian artist Shirin Shahram-Badie is on display at Tomandy Gallery in Maryland, the US.

Badie’s paintings often reflect her connection, respect, love, and appreciation for nature, Honaronline reported.

“These paintings of nature are gifts from our colorful life. Nature’s colors combined with watercolor work together to enhance our artistic voice,” says Badie about her works. “The softness of watercolor and delicacy of flowers make them special to use together and truly nourishes the soul by bringing happiness, love, and peace into our lives and into the brush with which we paint.”

After receiving her masters’ degree in biotechnology and working in that field for seven years, Badie decided to pursue her love and passion for the arts, in particular watercolor. Recently, she has been in the process of starting a non-profit organization ‘Art Gives Hope’ which aims to give people the opportunity to contribute to society through various forms of art.

She holds workshops and classes for all ages to promote serenity via watercolor and guided visualization for the well-being of the individual or the group.  She has earned awards at regional levels and her work has also been selected in local groups and solo art exhibits in the Washington DC area.

She believes the essence of nature holds a special compassion and message for humans and offers energy as a self-healing tool. “By carrying the energy of the sun within, nature brings the innocent light into our lives,” she noted.

Badie says painting fresh flowers transfers this positive energy into the artist’s spirit. Then as she put it, intuitively, fresh ideas flow from the brain into the hands, freeing creativity and shaping thoughts, allowing the artist to communicate through tangible and visible expressions.

The three-week event started April 4.