Exploring My Artistic Side
Paintings by Laleh Ghotbi
Reception: Thu, May 24, 7–8:30pm
I take great comfort in painting. It brings me inner peace and joy. All my art works are in watercolor. The subjects of my paintings are mainly children (who I love), people and emotions they experience such as grief and love, also, nature including animals and flowers. Henry Ward Beecher said: “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paint his own nature into his picture.” I couldn’t agree more with this statement. Looking at my art works is like looking deep inside me, seeing what I care for and value in life the most.
I am a science specialist at Backman elementary school. I love teaching students and learning from them. Eighteen years ago, I came to Utah with my husband who was a Ph.D student in Physics department and our eight-year old son, Hassan. During our stay, we welcomed our daughter, Fatemeh, to our lives. My family and friends are great supporters of my art.
I started drawing as a hobby in high school. I never took a drawing or painting class until I heard about the Petersen Art Center from a close family friend. Signing up for the watercolor classes was one of the best choices I have ever made. It is a privilege to take lessons from Mr. Harold Petersen who is one of the best in the field. I look up to him in many ways. This is my second art exhibit, I hope you enjoy your visit.
I have decided to donate 20% of my art works’ sale to Heal Child Skin Disease Foundation (HCSDF), which helps the kids with rare skin disease (EB).
Contact Information: 801-594-8611