Ariana Ayazi (Carlsbad, California)
Ariana Ayazi was born in Tehran, Iran where she lived until moving to London to study in 1971. Her formal art education began at Trent University in Nottingham, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Designs. She then proceeded on for post-graduate work at Manchester University, earning her Master’s Degree in Textile and Fashion. Ariana’s work consists of the combination of different Medias. She enjoys transferring her original designs onto fabric by utilizing threads of many colors, shades and complexities, mimicking what can be seen in the natural world. Ariana often combines painting with embroidery, using the hand and the machine, along with collages and batik inspirations to create three dimensional effects in her paintings of Lucius Landscapes, Garden Leaves and Fields of Flowers. First and foremost, Ariana’s subject matter is driven purely by her love of nature.