The loose and expressive brushstrokes of Parastoo's paintings give her work passion and life, be it her powerful and romantic landscapes or her supremely elegant still life work.
Parastoo's paintings are product of a fertile imagination, the images having developed over the years from constant observation and powerful impressions which she expertly commits to canvas.
Born in 1952, Parastoo is a painter who loves to paint passing impressions and make them last forever. She studied Graphic Design in Iran in the 1970's, and then came to the UK to study Graphics and Animation at Croydon and Bournemouth Art Colleges. She now lives in the heart of Wiltshire.
In her own words she says that ".....when I moved to the country, I felt that I had awakened from a long and deep sleep. No matter how faithfully I render the scene before me, it does not carry the power to convince if my painting does not represent a fertile imagination. My remembered, or rather invented, landscape paintings are more alive than the paintings I used to do on the same spot; it is my inner consciousness and my feelings which give life to my paintings".
Parastoo portrays atmosphere and movement by using loose brushwork in both her floral and landscape paintings.