Farnaz Battikhi

Canadian-Iranian painter and miniaturist. Born in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian mother and a Jordanian father, she lived a life of multiculturalism and travel. She has participated in several exhibitions around the world, from Africa, Asia, the Middle-East and North America. Her vision is to bring to life the many folk tales that she had heard or read of as a child, and to project them in her own vivid style while staying true to the fine art of Persian miniatures, thus tapping into past and present. Her hope is that those who experience her art can also experience the sense of magic and bewilderment she herself experienced as a child, and which she continues to experience whenever her senses are fully confronted and assailed by beauty.