beauty-disguised-mixed-media-30x40When artist Fariba Ameri came to Los Angeles to study economics at USC she planned on returning to Iran after earning her degree. But the 1979 revolution in her country altered her plans, and California has been home ever since.

Fast forward several decades and Palisadian Ameri has put the business world behind her and now works as an artist. First inspired by Vincent Van Gogh at age 14, Ameri is drawn to artists with passion and personal struggles. She is not formally trained, but has studied on her own and taken classes through the years. read more