Ladan Nouhani 1978- Ahvaz - Iran
At 1995, She moved to Isfahan with her family. Isfahan is known as the cradle of Persian rugs, and Ladan found inspiration there that started her journey into the world of art in 1996.
Initially, her family encouraged her to enter medical school and keep her art as a hobby. It didn’t take long for Ladan to realise that her passion was in painting, not medicine, and she entered the Isfahan Pardis Art College to study Modern Paintings.
Almost immediately, her talent was recognised, and she was encouraged by her professors to hold an exhibition with two of her fellow art students. Her exhibits were completely sold out at this event, but for Ladan, this wasn’t her ultimate goal. She was hungry to expand her knowledge and skills, so took the opportunity to study under some of the most famous artists in Isfahan.
In 1999, Ladan started to study at Mahoud Farshchian workshop the world-renowned master of Persian miniature paintings. She learnt and mastered new concepts and the skills to enable her to work with watercolours, ink and colourology.
Combined with her enthusiasm and passion, this helped her to create materials and unique colours. Ladan started to create artwork that everyone was amazed by, and her masterpieces have been hosted by several museums and exhibitions in Iran.
Such was Ladan’s passion; she put her health on the line. Overwork led to osteoarthritis in both her neck and spine. Doctors pressurised her to stop painting for her body to heal, but true to form Ladan didn’t give up.
The illness wasn’t going to defeat her! After all her studies and research into the worlds greatest painters she was inspired, Ladan started finding her own style and her way of presenting her words.
Thankfully Ladan’s health improved and she opened her own gallery in 2011.
She started to produce works incorporating all that she had learned and researched in the past. This led to a lot of interest in her work. Ladan has exhibited in both local and international exhibitions, and her work has always been exceptionally well received and critically acclaimed.
Now she lives in Manchester, UK and is stablishing her art gallery in Hale.
Modern & Contemporary Art