I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. My childhood years were filled with family love and friendship. My father was my source of vitality and strength and my mother was always there to care for my every need. After I finished High school, I earned my Bachelors degree in Farsi-English Translation at Azad University in Tehran. . Years later, In 1998, I traveled to San Francisco to visit my family , and in 1999 I got married and I moved to a little town called Kailua on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
I am a woman, a mother, a friend, and an Artist.
I started my formal Art education at Windward Community College mainly with Toni Martin and Snowden Hodges. Subsequently, I transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and continued my art education with Don Dugal and Yida Wang. Snowden helped me to build a handsome body of realistic drawings and paintings and later Toni, Don, and Vida opened my eyes to the heavily works of Abstract Art. While I have developed interest and talent in a variety of art mediums such as Watercolor, Acrylic,Oil paint, and even Printmaking, and photography , I have consistently find myself back to brushing paint and colors and canvas.
I draw inspirations primarily from Mother nature. My memories from our family's estate in Rayhan and the natural beauty of the Iranian countryside are also, without a doubt, in the back of my mind every time I begin a new project.
The Hawaiian Islands' and the Monterey Bay, California's natural beauties posed against a backdrop of the infinite blue shades of the Pacific Ocean have also impacted my gestural and spontaneous application of colors and textures. Additionally, the Qajar Dynasty (18th Century), Persian Miniature paintings and the French Impressionistic paintings of Monet, and the Chinese Song Dynasty (10th Century) landscape paintings, have all influenced my imagery palette and application of paint.
"Kailua Beach (Home)," Azadeh R Nikou, 24" X 30", Acrylics on Canvas, 2010. Call for Price & Shipping Cost