Born in Iran, Homeira Mortazavi immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1987. She received her BFA with distinction (1996) and Master of Art Education (2002) from Concordia University, studying with Guido Molinari, Suzan Scott and Giuseppe Di Leo. Mortazavi’s figurative art deals with issues of self-identity, women’s experience and the relation between human and nature, focusing on women and flowers in particular. Mortazavi`s technical skill is repeatedly evident in the handling of both human and natural forms as she celebrates the beauty of both. Mortazavi has enjoyed both solo and group exhibitions in Canada, United States and France. She lives and works in Montreal where she has been teaching painting and drawing to adults at her studio Atelier Homeira in Westmount since 2002.