Irana’s Story

Irana, a Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Artist, lives in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Her paintings are insightful, subtle in colour exhibition and intuitive with an aesthetic sensibility.

Acrylic, oil colour, watercolour, oil pastel, collage, pencil sketch, papermash, visual art & mixed media painting are Irana’s field of expertise. From early childhood, she is extraordinarily passionate about arts and crafts. Irana started drawing when she was only 5 years old. Seeing the enthusiasm for art, eventually Irana’s parents enrolled her in art school at the age of 6. Irana continued her learning in diverse art schools & art academies. She participated in many art competitions internationally and won prizes. Irana scored highest grades among all other students in her entire academic fine arts courses. Irana’s father a medical Doctor and her high school art teacher has always inspired and encouraged to continue her art works and to obtain further degrees to pursue a career as an artist. Irana has participated in many group and solo art exhibitions where most of her artworks were sold out within a short span of time. Her works have also been featured on national newspapers, TV, magazines and art journals. Her paintings reside in many private and corporate collections worldwide.

Acquiring knowledge and experience, being creative and innovative and, being proactive and productive is appreciated and valued by Irana. Besides receiving Fine Arts Degrees & Certificates and Trainings from several Art Institutions and, instructed and guided by famous Artists,  Irana obtained her bachelor (BBA) and two masters (MBA) degrees in business administration majoring in Finance & Accounting and, Human Resource Management & Marketing.  

Irana moved onto working for several top-rated Multi-National companies for a number of years but was always missing the very special part of her life, which she adored most, her painting. To pursue her dreams, she quit from work and started her own “Irana Afroz Art” and an Art School. Each piece of art Irana creates is organic, unique, a pleasant experience for the spectators and precious for the collectors. Her art works welcome the viewers along with joyful energy, liberating them to attain and define their own creative perceptions.

As a compassionate and responsible human being, Irana also works for charities by raising funds & donations for the deprived orphans, refugees and feeding the needy families.


Irana’s Statement

“Painting is my passion and I love & enjoy creating my art works from a series of abstracts. The surreal, inner emotions & spirits and the contrasting themes from history to present, intrusion of subtleness & softness, divergence to peace, harmony to disarray all prevail in my subject. The colourful array and beauty of vivid nature magnetizes, inspires and motivates my creativity. I deny limiting myself to be confined within a single pattern of art form; rather I prefer my platform to be drifted & entrusted with freedom of expressions. Besides depicting nature, my compositions consist of portraying the amazing & exciting expressions of human intuitions, thoughts, feelings, concepts and perspectives. The universal legacy of timeless ideas from spiritual narrations never ceases to amaze me and I express my thoughts through my colourful gestural texture impressions and brush strokes.”