What Do You See? Abstract Paintings Liven Up Art Walk


The work of abstract-expressionist painter Shirindokht Nourmanesh livens up Midpen Media’s art walk now through the end of September. Cool tones host vibrant brushstrokes of popping highlights on paint-layer-textured canvases. Shirin gave one otherwise wholly abstract painting a hint of narrative by including a human figure, while finding meaning in other pieces is left to the viewer. 

“Art is a place of refuge for me; and the urge to create shelters and rescues me at once. It forms a space where I feel centered, at ease, and myself,” says Shirin. Growing up creating art, Shirin enjoys experimenting and painting with watercolors and acrylics. She’s shown her art locally at Gallery House in Palo Alto, the Saratoga Library and in the “heART of Iran” exhibit at the State Capital. Also an accomplished writer, Shirin’s written and visual art, paintings, and poems were featured in Art Ventures’ Art & Poetry collection in support of the #MeToo movement. Visit her website to see more of her work.