the artist: Ali Sabet

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I've been painting and drawing for as long as I remember. 

 I was born in Iran, Tehran in 1976 and moved to the United States with my family in 1986. Since I didn't speak English at the age of 10, drawing was an escape from my new world that was overwhelming, complicated and at the same time really fascinating. As a way of coping with my new experiences, I would draw on anything and everything from school books to old tennis shoes. My parents and teachers noticed that I was recreating images and scenery that was uniquely different and more advanced than my age and life experience. Years of doodling turned into drawing which turned into a passionate desire to create art inspired by LOVE.

There's more detailed information on my main site:  www.sabet.art