Maryam Rouhi

Posted on August 11, 2020 by Franky Duschane

My art is a reflection of my life, a reflection of myself… I am a Laguna Beach-based artist with a bachelor degree in graphics design. I started my career in commercial art working as a graphic designer for over 10 years. From the very beginning, I knew that drawing and painting were my lifelong passion. My continuous love for the female figure and portraiture has led to numerous drawings and paintings from live models. I work mainly in oils and capture the inner essence of the sitter. I am inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form and my love for color is unique to my senses. My brush strokes and textures create an unforgettable experience for the viewer. Each brushstroke builds up a story, a life, and a passion. I also enjoy creating sculptures from live models. I received an award for excellence in Oils/Acrylics from the Dean of Saddleback College. I am proud to show my art each summer at Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach.

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Carole Boller

Posted on by Franky Duschane

Transformation is at the heart of Boller’s paintings. Each time she paints she approaches the canvas without baggage. Her concept for the piece begins without a preconceived attachment to what “should be” and lets the work evolve and communicate through shadows and color. Intrigued by light, she relies on the sensitivity of her eye and clarity of her memory to keep the scene alive as she intuitively reaches for opaque pigments that transform into translucent atmosphere when juxtaposed on canvas. When looking at one of her paintings, one partakes in the pleasure she surely felt in achieving her goal, and thus is also transformed by her vision. “Color is my day long obsession and joy. It washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

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