Abstract Artist Maryam Ebrahimi
Dynamic, Expressive, Colourful Abstract Art
Most popularly known for her ability to capture the illusion of flow on an otherwise static canvas, Maryam Ebrahimi is an exquisite Canadian artist in Richmond Hill, Ontario, whose masterpieces have been showcased both nationally and abroad.
Over the years, Maryam developed an artistic style that is uniquely her own. Her use of a limited colour pallet, combined with heavy layers and seamless brush strokes, results in artwork that is full of depth and personality. Each piece of Maryam’s artwork tells a vivid story that is full of emotion. This is one of the many reasons why her pieces are sought after by collectors, and emulated by fellow artists.
Her latest collection titled, “Fly Me Away,” is a story about love, family and isolation during a global pandemic. Each piece features feathered brush strokes that emerge from the canvas as birds, representing Maryam’s migration to Canada and a longing to see her family once more. Similar in shape to the first letter of the Farsi alphabet, the birds are a nod to her native tongue. The mixed layers of paint, with a strong base and lighter overlays, are a reflection of the intricacies of our personal relationships and wellbeing. As the pandemic prolonged the collection evolved, and the birds transformed into feathers, floating through air with no purpose or place to settle. A building of layers topped with a glaze for transparency represents her family’s bond and the value she places on meaningful relationships.
Maryam’s unique artistic abilities developed naturally at a young age. Raised in a family that valued the arts, creative expression was encouraged in Maryam’s family. Her grandfather was a poet and calligrapher and her cousins were musicians. When Maryam began to draw animated illustrations at the age of six, her family knew that art would be a fundamental part of her life too.
Over the years, she has honed her skills and trained at some of the most prestigious art schools, including the Azad University of Tehran, where she earned both a B.A. in Visual Arts and a degree in Persian calligraphy. Prior to that, she received a four-year high school degree in Graphic Design. Passionate about inspiring future artists, Maryam was also a high school art teacher which later motivated her to open her own art school in Toronto, Canada.
Maryam’s artistic skills extend beyond the canvas. In the 1990s, she made a mark in the German fashion industry while working for a European clothier. Her keen eye for colour fusion resulted in a four-page spread of creations with her fabric selections in the magazine Quelle Deutschland. Today, that intuitive sense for vibrant colour pairings is a starting point for each of her artistic creations.
Maryam’s life is a rich tapestry of global experiences, all of which influence the professional fine artist she is today. Skilled in a number of mediums, she most enjoys creating abstract paintings with acrylics, but is also recognized for her landscape and floral paintings. Moved by the rhythmic sounds of Adele, music and art—in its many forms – encompasses all aspects of Maryam’s life. Maryam is an exquisite artist. Everything she does is from the heart and it leaves a lasting impression on all that she creates.