“Art is how I fit into my surroundings, providing me a means to go to retreat into my own little world, one which is beautiful, jubilant, where all the colors are bold and brighter than reality.”
Growing up in a family of creatives, Behnaz was surrounded and inspired by the magic of art from an early age. Her childhood was marked by an innate love for creativity, and as a self-taught artist, she spent countless hours bringing her imagination to life through various mediums. While she initially pursued a degree in Biology, her heart led her towards a career in interior design, where she discovered the enchanting world of vibrant colors and intricate patterns that would later become the hallmark of her artwork.
Her medium of choice; acrylics and mixed media/collage, are the tools Behnaz uses to weave together her symphony of colors and patterns. Her pieces, characterized by their colorful nature, vivacity, and attention to detail, are a testament to her unique perspective as an artist, drawing influences from her background in design.
Behind every stroke of Behnaz’s brush lies a deeper story—a tribute to her mother, her true muse. Although her mother has passed, Behnaz channels the love and joy instilled in her, creating art that echoes the profound influence of her mother, who was a fashion designer. Each piece of her work is both a new beginning as well as a nostalgic journey.
Behnaz’s artistic expression extends beyond abstracts, fabrics, and florals; she also finds inspiration in capturing the distinctive personalities of animals, emphasizing the significance they hold for those who cherish their pets.
In a world that often moves too fast, Behnaz’s art invites viewers to pause and appreciate the intricate details of life. Her pieces serve as a retreat into a world where colors are bolder, patterns are richer, and every stroke carries a reminder to stop and smell the roses. Occasionally, she takes a break from the riot of colors, embracing the simplicity of black and white as she delicately draws pet portraits and doodle illustrations with graphite pencils.
Behnaz Ahmadian’s artistic journey is a celebration of heritage, a homage to family, and a testament to the power of self-expression. Her latest collection is sure to dazzle, and we are excited to announce that it will be available exclusively at our upcoming virtual art show, “Stories We Tell” (Feb 22-24).
Learn more about Behnaz and her work at her official website: BehnazAhmadian.com