Javid Tabatabaei

Workshop Instructor

Javid Tabatabaei was born in Tehran, Iran where his early childhood interest in art blossomed.  After studying graphic art and design, he pursued his career as a world recognised watercolourist and instructor.  As an award-winning artist, Javid has participated in several watercolour competitions and has had solo exhibitions in Istanbul, Japan, and Switzerland, and group exhibitions in Russia and Albania. He received the excellence award from the Museum of Kyoto, Japan in 2015, and Meran Pakistan University in 2016.  After moving to Vancouver, Javid follows his passion by illustrating British Columbia’s landscapes and cityscapes.

Javid's watercolours are vibrant and fluid, full of high contrast with a deft use of light and shadows to evoke mood and mystery.