Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. For October’s Gallery Wall, Rana Hajizadeh is showcasing oils.

unnamed-2-2.jpgPainting was Rana’s childhood dream.  She grew up in Iran and was fascinated by the rich and diverse Persian art.  Her formal education, though, was in Medical Research and Food Science.  While exploring the various aspects of life as a scientist, she was amazed at the ever-present beauty of nature — from the beauty of color and shape of ovules in the ovary (pistil) of a rose under the microscope to the elegance of Saturn and its ring through a telescope.  In 2010, she began painting and fell in love with the medium of oils.

Rana says that, “painting satisfies my need for being challenged and for learning new things.”  Her paintings are in styles ranging from realism to abstract, and she has worked from life and photos to create still lives, florals, landscapes and figurative compositions. Each painting has a story and reminiscence.

Rana says, “my art is the fulfillment of my personal mission to inspire happiness by sharing the fabulous beauties that I experience around me.”

The public is invited to view her paintings during regular library hours.