ABOUT THE ARTIST
Whilst painting is her passion Souren also finds time to work as a designer, professional photographer and make-up artist. To each art form Souren brings her own special brand of artistic interpretation and creative genius.
With influences from Dali, Picasso and Klimt Souren is destined to be one of the leading female artists of the 21st Century.
Souren Mousavi was born is Persia in 1969 and her ancestral family is linked to the Persian Monarchy. Her childhood found her embroiled in the Iran-Iraq war which was to have a lasting impact on her life. Souren`s passion for all things artistic eventually resulted in her graduating with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Tehran.
Whilst this was the start of a promising career as both an artist and graphic designer, her time at University saw Souren learning to voice her opinions and to explore her passion for women’s rights.
She was encouraged to use her art to convey her thoughts and feelings and in doing so became an active campaigner. Her expression of freedom and her commitment to women`s rights led to her arrest and eventual imprisonment. Her work was deemed offensive by the regime and Souren was to experience many years of darkness. Souren now lives and works in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon.