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February 22, 2011 > Insightful Portrait Painter

Insightful Portrait Painter

Submitted By Sachie Johns

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to announce award-winning portrait painter, Farshid Namei as its guest artist for March on Wednesday, March 2. Namei will present her insightful portraits of children and demonstrate her work in different stages.

Farshid Namei is a realism artist working primarily in oil. Although she has painted still life and landscapes, her interest is mostly in portrait, especially children's. She strives to capture their fresh and pure personalities in the paintings, as a result her portraits are well known for deep expressions.

Three years after she started painting, Namei's paintings have been selected and awarded in many local, national, and international juried competitions. In 2009, she received Signature Membership from National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society.

"I spend many hours, and have spent over 100 hours on a single portrait. A portrait is not done until it talks to me. It usually talks to me with its eyes. Moreover, when it talks to me, something amazing happens-my heart beats faster. That's when I have to stop and breathe. Like most artists, I get attached to my portraits, especially children's. Whenever one is sold, I feel the void for a few weeks hoping it has found a nice home."

Since Namei will not be able to finish a painting at this presentation, she will be working on several paintings at different stages. The artist will be painting from pictures and welcomes any pictures suitable for painting from the audience. For details, please call the gallery at (510) 792-0905 or visit www.FremontArtAssociation.org.

Portrait demonstration
Wednesday, March 2
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fremont Art Association Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905
www.FremontArtAssociation.org
Free

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