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When creating a portrait, I’m interested in capturing and conveying the complexity of the human spirit and condition; the emotions which lie beneath the surface, the fragility and/or tensions which may accompany a particular moment.

Maryam Foroozanfar holds a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. She currently lives and works as a Fine Artist/Portrait Painter in London, where her work has been selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize (2016) and exhibited regularly for various exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery since 2004.

“Her paintings are like tiny jewels.” – Simon Davis VPRP RBSA

Commissioning a Portrait Painting or Drawing
I’m always pleased to accept portrait commissions – bespoke portrait artworks require a bit of planning and may take several months to complete depending on various factors; size, number of sitters, amount of detail. Every piece of commissioned artwork enriches lives by evoking memories, marking both intimate and momentous occasions; commemorating meaningful moments, and therefore celebrating life.

The process is fairly simple and straight-forward:
Primarily, I work from photos shot during a brief, casual photo-shoot session.
However, if the client wishes to provide a selection of pre-existing high-resolution images that they had taken themselves, we could then work out which image(s) would translate best into painting.

If interested in commissioning a portrait, please contact me to discuss all your requirements in further detail.

For all purchase and commission inquiries, or if you’d like to join the mailing list and receive exhibition news/updates, please fill in the form below or send e-mail to maryam@foroozanfar.com


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