Artist of the Month

The work of our Artists of the Month are featured in our second floor gallery.

  • February 2019: Arash Rahimi

    Persian artist Arash Rahimi was born in 1983, in IRAN with awesome technical skill as a portrait painter. Arash works in a wide variety of mediums but the passion for drawing and wood carving are favorites. When viewing Arash's portfolio for the first time one is under the belief that the works presented are the creations of several talented artists. The diverse collections, however, are the efforts of just one. Explosive art paintings, contemporary mixed media art pieces, spiritual paintings and his intricate drawings and wood carvings are just some of the styles you will uncover when you delve into Arash's portfolio of works. Internally driven, and emotionally charged, Arash's works have been described as "dazzling and unique". His realistic graphite pencil and charcoal portraits vibrate with spirituality and emotion. He also creates mixed media wood carvings that exude sensuality and passion. In a fairly short period of time in the USA, Arash accomplished several achievements for a self-taught & self-representing artist. He has participated in various competitions and exhibitions in Utah and ranking near the top. His works have been displaying in several galleries in Salt Lake City.

    “The creative process for me is one that is both automatic and emotional. The majority of my art pieces are inspired by the music I listen to. The beat, the lyrics, and the emotions I feel from the music I am listening to while I am creating. For me, creating my art is like being on a roller coaster; ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns. Drawing and Marquetry for me, like life, are constant movement, constant change. The creation process is cathartic, allowing my emotions to spill out onto the paper (or any other medium) as a release. I hope my works speak far louder than I.” -Arash Rahimi

    February 2019: Arash Rahimi