Parvaneh Limbert

As an art lover, the Washington area’s rich cultural life, the encouragement of friends and family, and the leisure of retirement have allowed me to resume painting and return to what I had enjoyed so much in my childhood. I began art seriously after retiring from government service in 2005. I set up a studio at our home basement.   Good space and lighting encouraged me more. I spend as much as time as I can with my art and my studio inspires me to concentrate on my work.

I began with oils and later took up water color and acrylic.   I took a course in abstract painting at the Art League of Alexandria. There I found I loved the bright colors of abstract art. I have participated in numerous shows and am an enthusiastic member of the Arlington Artists Alliance and have displayed in local galleries.   I have had paintings chosen for juried shows in numerous venues in Northern Virginia.

Much of my inspiration comes from travel.   I have visited France and Italy for workshops and have painted many scenes from Vermont and foreign countries where I lived during 33 years in the U.S. Foreign Service.