My paintings are inspired by the landscape and architecture of Iran where I grew up, and the landscape of New England where I have lived for the past 48 years.
Bio: Minoo Minaei Khanbabai
Minoo Minaei Khanbabai currently resides with her husband in Western Mass. She recieved her art education at the College of Fine Arts in Tehran, Iran; graduating with an BA degree in graphic design. She has been painting for over 40 years, and has maintained her studio and gallery at Indian Orchard Mills for over 25 years. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows, galleries, and private and corporate collections.
Minoo’s worldly views and much traveled experiences through the lense of her favorite subjects – seascapes, landscapes, garden scenes, and Persian architecture – are the themes of her latest works on display here.
“I strive to bring out the natural beauty and essence of nature in my work. I draw inspiration from the beautiful scenes of New England and my native country, Iran.
Monumental architectural forms surrounding me during my early life in Iran were the impetus for the series: ‘Blue Tiles and Turquoise Skies.’ With my hard-edge painting technique, I attempt to simplify and reduce the intricate arch and tile motifs to their truest essence.