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Born and raised in Iran , moved to united states to pursue college.I began painting in my early years of college and decided to follow my interest. I received my Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with emphasis in printmaking. I continued to paint on the side and participate in several shows while earning my MBA and raising my family.
Over the last eighteen years I have been living in Morgan Hill, California and while raising a family, I have been operating my art studio: Sheri’s Art Studio. I teach drawing and painting to children of all ages My earlier work focuses on black and white in lithography, etching, and silkscreen, and it has given way to a stronger enunciation of colors in acrylic on canvas.
I am interested in the bond between a man and a woman, their physical attraction, and their passion and love. I couldn't find a better way to show this connection than dancing, where people feel free to show their feelings and emotions through intimate body movement. My paintings tell the story of people that transform their souls through dance to the passionate, free, and beautiful dancers. I am drawn to the beauty of my dancers that reflects from within and not their facial expressions. An Iranian poet once said: “the whole meaning of life is to connect with someone in a fundamental level; whether that person is now present and is in front of you or has lived many years before or might live many years after you…this essential connection is love and it is one that distinguishes life from death…”
To me love is an aesthetic act as it was to her. I am interested in that connection in its physicality. Something happens, a perplexing attraction is felt in a split second by a man and woman, and then, passion and movement follow. I find dance and dancing proper texture and context to show this. Emotions entangled in intimate movements of bodies. Soul thrusting forth from every joint of a body at once in control and subject to it, while transforming both the body and itself in the short silence between the notes. Looks and facial expressions are secondary to me. I take and collect pictures of dancers and people all the time. I paint the ones that capture the emotion, the exuberance, the beauty and sensual presence of that connection.