Maryam Askaran is a classically trained fine artist who began her art education in her homeland, Iran, more than 30 years ago. Maryam has continued to learn and perfect her techniques in the U.S., studying with masters and exploring the potentials of various mediums and styles.
In addition to being a fine artist, Maryam is a dedicated wife and mother of two sons, both of whom exhibit their own artistic talents. She lives with her husband in Marietta, Georgia; and offers art classes in two local studios.
Maryam is an accomplished artist who works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor to produce brilliantly colored still life, landscapes, and portraits. Her work demonstrates a combination of disciplined, classical techniques with a modern, playful approach to color and form.
Maryam sells her lovely artwork through various galleries, and participates in art exhibitions in the Atlanta area. She also produces custom ordered pieces for collectors and private commissions.
Maryam’s signature style is in her brushstrokes, which have a freestyle nature and a strategic sense of motion. The interplay of rich colors, fluid brushstrokes, and her organic, natural themes are a delight to the eye. She is a pioneer in the evolving style of landscaped-abstract that marries structure and chaos to create art that is comfortably familiar yet provocatively undefined. Her work communicates a true respect for the splendor of the natural world, and an invitation to the viewer to lose himself in beauty.
In the beginning, I learned the classical way to paint by studying the masters and tackling classical subjects, like still life elements that give us a sense of familiarity and comfort. There is much to be celebrated in a simple, lovely vase of flowers. So, I am still inspired to capture this quiet beauty.
The diversity and brilliance of the natural world always moves me to tame it with my brush. I have painted landscapes for decades...too many to count. Yet I never tire of the challenge to be true to what nature presents, while also bringing something new to the eye. My work in landscapes has evolved over time to incorporate a range of mediums and techniques. My newest conquest is landscape in abstract form - it lends excitement to a subject that I have long treasured, and lets me spread my creative wings and soar!
Art invites one to feel rather than just see. How an artist works should match what the artist wants to convey. Whether I am exploring the purity of color and shape in abstract form, or expressing the uniqueness of one soul through a rich oil portrait, I am always invested in showing truth and beauty.