Join us as we celebrate our featured artist for November, Roya Gharavi. Roya was born in Nottingham, England in 1980 to a Scottish mother and an Iranian father.
By the age of 12 Roya had lived in the UK, New Zealand and the United States. Her passion for art began at a very young age when she would experiment in the glorious world of crayola. The paintbrush was a natural transition.
In 2003 Roya received her BA in Art Studio from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2005 she received her Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design from the KLC School of Design in Chelsea, London.
For two years after completing college, Roya lived in Rome where she continued to paint and exhibit work as well as develop what was becoming known as her own distinctive approach to painting. For the next 4 years Roya lived in London where she began using oil as a medium. Roya has art on permanent display at the Weissman Gallery, London and the Bridge and Tunnel Gallery, Newcastle.
Roya currently resides in Maryland.