In Atashzad’s vibrant works, light is employed for the expression of natural beauty, and a fleeting emotional experience is mirrored by each of his works despite the haste required by watercolour painting. His paintings depict his deep contemplation and passion.

Born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1958, Atashzad is a well-recognized watercolour artist throughout Iran as well as abroad. His degree from Isfahan School of Fine Arts and National University of Iran in Tehran as an architect has been followed by thirty six years of work, travel, research, and observation of different works, providing him with first-hand knowledge and understanding of the advanced approaches and techniques in his watercolour works.

Atashzad served more than 30 years as head of his own Academy of Arts in Tehran, teaching his enthusiastic students his own exceptional techniques in design and watercolour. He now lives and teaches in Vancouver.