16 May 2009

Photo Hunt - Painted

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is paint or painted. This struck me as an excellent opportunity to put up some works by my friend Elahe Heidari. Elahe is an Iranian artist who is well regarded in her home country and who is beginning to gain international exposure. More of her work can be seen at elaheheidari.com


Examples of Elahe's work at an exhibition of Iranian artists in London

Promotional flyer from a solo exhibition in Iran



Early work given to me by the artist

Also stretching the point a little here are a couple of Elahe's drawings that I own:


65 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

Your friend is so talented!!!
And you are a lucky Jams to have her as a friend!

I fell in love with these drawings the first second I saw them
- they are fantastic!

Gorgeous take on this theme Jams!
I hope your knee is doing a bit better :)

Have a great weekend!
Anna

CherryPie said...

That is a great idea for the theme :-)

Mar said...

Wonderfully painted by a talented artist!
Happy weekend :)

Photo Cache said...

talented artist indeed. thanks for showing some of her works to us. perfect take on teh theme. happy weekend.

Sue said...

These are great, and yes perfect for the theme :)

Annie said...

These are really awesome! I love her work. Thanks so much for sharing it - a great treat to get to see art this cool. Wonderful post.

Annie said...

These are really awesome! I love her work. Thanks so much for sharing it - a great treat to get to see art this cool. Wonderful post.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

betmo said...

this is really great :) lovely.

Carver said...

What a great choice and your friend is so talented. I love these selections you posted here. Take care and I hope you have a great weekend and are becoming more and more mobile.

Leslie said...

G'day Jams - great post for this week's theme. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted-scenes-from-gold.html

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent post Jams, I did not do a hunt this week

Life Ramblings said...

your friend is truly talented and thanks for sharing her work here. mine's up!

RJ Flamingo said...

I'm particularly drawn to the "early work" for some reason... Thank you for sharing these!

...and thanks for stopping by!

ancient one said...

A wonderful exibit.. perfect for the theme!

YTSL said...

So cool to have such a talented artist friend! :)

candi said...

Great photos! Your friend is talented, I will need to check more of her work.

CRIZ LAI said...

I loved the last second painting. It gave that little mystical feeling, making me ponder more on what's in her mind. Beautiful indeed. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Bengbeng said...

i love her work too such as those u have posted here but it is the first time i have heard of her

Randi said...

Great photos! Your friend is very talented and I love her work.
I hope your leg is better now.

jmb said...

Lucky you, to own these drawings and painting. Perfect for this theme Jams.

Happy weekend to you.

Corey~living and loving said...

what a talented friend you have there. :)
happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, Jams. She has great talent and style.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Carin said...

Beautiful paintings! Must be a delight to walk through such an exhibition.
Hope the knee is better. Enjoy your weekend.

Sean Jeating said...

Great choice, Jams.

Shoshana said...

These are amazing paintings. Some reminds of me Picasso's Blue period.

Tina said...

I like the first one you own. :-) Good Idea for this weeks theme.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your friend certainly has incredible talent! Beautiful flowing lines for the eye to wander and a fascinating melting pot of colour!

NitWit1 said...

Beautiful art by your friend.

http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

julie said...

Those are powerful pieces :) I wonder what the inspirations are for these paintings.

yami said...

Your friend is gifted! :)

http://penname30.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-4-painted.html

claudie said...

I really love her paints!!! Must be a fabulous moment visiting one of her exhibition!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very talented artist! Her work is wonderful.

bing said...

i like the woman with the two chairs and her paintings that you own best!

MJ said...

Love the last two! And the purple one too (I'm a sucker for purple :)
Thanks for visiting me :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Your friend's work is talent...beyond compare. Excellent.


My 'PAINTED' is posted now. Hope you can join me at my blog today sometime. Have a great weekend.

Tara R. said...

Your friend is very talented. These paintings are stunning.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely work. Sounds like you are on the repair. Take care.

gengen said...

That pieces are pretty nicely done. Happy weekend. Mine is posted.

Anonymous said...

Good collection you have there. I have always loved art,...... amazing how the brain works sometimes.

Alice Audrey said...

She has a lot of talent.

Anya said...

Wow !!
You have a great tast of art !!
I love it, its beautiful (@^.^@)
purrss to your cats
purrss Kareltje

Claudia said...

Thanks for the link. So interesting to see the evolution of an artist. Great tableaux, Jams.

Anonymous said...

Love her work. None of the women have mouths . . . hmmm. Thanks for sharing these with us.

raymond pert said...

Beautiful and subversive paintings. I'm grateful to you for the introduction to Elahe Heidari's work for a variety of reasons having to do with my interest in movies, poetry, and art created by women and men throughout the Middle East.

Mrs Mecomber said...

What interesting art! I've never seen any Iranian art before, besides pottery and mosaics.

Mine is up!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-painted/
I hope you get a chance to see it. Happy weekend!

Anneke said...

A wonderful artist....

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Amazing talent!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I like those, especially the drawings. The exhibition sounds interesting, too.

Dragonstar said...

So strong, and deceptively simple. Excellent post!

Sherry said...

Your friend is quite talented, as are you.

Sherry said...

Your friend is quite talented, as are you.

girasoli said...

Beautiful work. I am glad you added the drawings. The last photo is my favorite. Great take on the theme this week.

srp said...

Very nice... I love to collect a little art from local artists every where I live. This is very nice work.
Mine is up here.

Mariposa said...

Nice works there!

Gabriel said...

Great paints! :-)

stan said...

I like the one in the 2nd pic a lot. Is your friend selling them?

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone,. Glad you liked Elahe's work

Mirage said...

Those are beautiful pieces! I envy people who have their works on display! Thnks for sharing your friend's pieces. Enjoy the week!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh these are lovely. Elahe is very talented. Esp. like the second and third paintings you've displayed.

Excellent choices. Nice that our theme allowed you to share these works of art.

jam said...

Very abstract piece of painting, I must say!

Marites said...

really beautiful works. No wonder your friend is getting internationally known.

My Ph entry is up too.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful pieces. Your friend is a great artist.

Mojo said...

Excellent slant on the theme! And well deserved... your friend is quite talented indeed.