Painting & Drawing
Nadia Farran is a Palestinian American artist raised in Denver, Colorado. She lived in Dubai for most of her life and returned to the states in 2013 to start earning her BFA at the University of Colorado Denver. Farran started painting around age fifteen and never stopped. She has always been interested in the human figure and realism, and her work revolves mostly around portraiture and figure painting. She gathers most of her inspiration from her own experiences, and most of her paintings aim to convey emotions that she (or the subject) has experienced.
At times, she explores elements of surrealism in her work, using different kinds of distortion in portraits to convey different stories. Much of her work involves images projected onto the human body or distortion from water or glass. She takes great pleasure in trying to find the balance between photo realism and painterly work.