I first discovered the joy of painting in the 1970's. My imagination encouraged me to paint with fluid brush strokes and a palette of dynamic colors. The importance of imagination in the creation of art fascinates me. Imagination breaths visibility into that which was previously invisible. Reality is born from the union of imagination and creation. Tangible beauty is ordered from the disorder of chaos that surrounds me. My art seeks out in a few simple lines, the Visual language to express feelings within my heart. I love to paint people and to capture the essence of my subjects by means of those simple lines that express deep emotions. Emotions of love, longing, loneliness and sorrow are often in my work and also mirror the stages of my life. Each painting tells a story and is, as Picasso once said, "just another way of writing a diary".
A painter for over 40 years, Simin Massoudi’s Iranian heritage evokes a seamless interweaving of East and West and consists of semi abstract figurative images and simplified forms using line drawings. Ms. Massoudi has exhibited her work in California, New York, London and Paris. Her paintings are also in many private collections in United States and Europe. Her work is also in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan. The influence of the rich culture of Iran and the modern masters of the West can be seen in her work, which brings both worlds together in the balanced and dynamic harmony.
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