Maryam Parnian Moeeni began painting in the mid-1980s while studying interior design in Arizona. She moved to Arkansas in 1991 when her husband joined the faculty of Arkansas State University. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis on Graphic Design in 1999 and a Master of Arts in painting in 2004 from Arkansas State University.
Her work has been acquired by national, international, private and public collectors. Maryam is a member of the North East Arkansas Visual Art League, Jonesboro, Arkansas and the Memphis Germantown Art League, Memphis, Tennessee.
A Dreamlike Encounter With Nature
“Art has always been a means to present my complex feelings about nature, which are more than I can see by direct observation. I prefer abstract expressionism because this style gives me more freedom. My goal has been to develop a personal and creative vision that is distinct and satisfies my thoughts and imagination. That included exploring new approaches to space, and composition in painting and finding fresh possibilities in forms and technique. The result is a dreamlike encounter with nature through colors and forms, since the resulting forms and colors expand beyond the logical world and into the world of dream and illusion”