After a childhood defined by exploration in painting and music, Sholeh Ashtiani’s career in art began over fifteen years ago and developed into a great passion for depicting the beauty of the human form.
Her figurative work in painting and sculpture is physiologically complicated, with meticulous attention to the sinews and contours of the body. Her love for music and dance influenced her latest work of figurative, dance-inspired sculpture and painting.
She has a unique eye for color as seen in her specially designed patinas, and also uses color to redefine the contemporary nude. Bronze is her medium of choice because of its durability and versatility for display. Any of her pieces could adorn a garden or porch just as readily as a household living room.
Please enjoy your visit to Sholeh's website, as we hope you share in her vision of beauty and harmony in the world through viewing her art. We want to thank collectors who have visited her gallery in La Jolla, California and purchased her works. Because her works are now available in a growing number of galleries across the U.S., we have closed her gallery, the Flame Gallery, in La Jolla.
Gallery owners wishing to represent her work are encouraged to inquire via the email icon on each page or the Contact Us page.
Flame recently won three awards for her sculptures and painting at the San Diego County Fair, including the Donor's Award from the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Her work was part of San Diego Museum of Art - Artist Guild's Centennial Exhibition, and displayed in Gallery 21 at the Balboa Park Spanish Village Art Center.
Make sure to watch the upcoming TV show, TheRomance, where Flame's art and music will be featured.