About Nadia Iman
Nadia Iman is a Silicon Valley native who began learning how to draw and sketch around the age of 6 with her mother. After dabbling in school for Psychology, she dove deeper into the arts and the reasons our minds create certain images during heightened states of emotion such as heartbreak, grief, and depression; while in school, she studied art and art history only to learn the fundamental similarities in most of the classics. Studying the different graphic artists and underground artists had her focusing on the intricacies of detailed eye drawings. She dedicated 5 years to learning how to draw eyes, and then continued to branch out to learn the entire face. Being self-taught, there was a huge learning curve, but between odd-jobs and different career path, she continued to practice and evolve. She still has heavy focuses on eyes and female anatomy in her pieces that shape deep emotional connections to every individual work.
"My creative works include digital prints, charcoal works, watercolor and occasional acrylic works. Studying psychology gave me an important insight into the specifics of my work and aided me in being able to adequately describe my works. Most of my works are inspired by critical moments in my life and fueled by different music which gives me the ability to create elaborate, emotional pieces. Every artist is inspired differently and can create under different circumstances; I create because I feel and have found I feel deeply. The profound effect that music and my personal life experiences have on my art, shows in the complex creations I have the pleasure to present to the public.
Many of my works center around heavier complex emotional situations; we often forget how important it is to release trauma, sadness and pain. And while a lot of my pieces seem sad in nature, the creation of them is meant to remind us that release, acknowledgement and patience is healthy way to nurture and grow the relationship with not only ourselves, but with the loved ones that fill our lives."