Before starting my first blog-post, I'm laying out a few preliminaries: I'm not going to be posting excessively, nor will my posts be particularly long. But, hopefully they will be interesting. A friend yesterday told me he hates blogs - why? - I don't really care what people have to say. Blogs are self-indulgent. Are you going to start one? - Absolutely not, I said. And here I am. 

As explained in the 'about' section of this website, I am a London-based artist, with a variety of interests though my current focus is portrait painting. I have taken on commissions and still do, subject to timing.

My academic background is in philosophy and literature. I am originally Iranian, explaining the number of exotic looking people in my portrait collection.