Sahar Bakhtiari is a painter and illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. She started traditional painting with renowned master of Persian miniature (Mohammad Bagher Aghamiri) in Iran in late 90s. She also studied Illustration at Dawson college and Syn studio strengthened and perfected her skills as an illustrator. She is proficient in traditional as well as in digital techniques. Conceptually her work is reflective of her cultural background. The combination of the elements of an ancient culture and modern techniques has given a unique charm to her work. Her work is stylized, cultural, ornamental as well as creative.
Her work has been on exhibition in multiple occasions in Iran and Canada namely; in the 4th biennial of Persian painting at the Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran in 2004 and The Space Exhibition at Dawson college, Montreal in 2017.
She loves working on editorial, children book, advertising, concept art,… . she has started illustration for 20 years. She has experience as freelancer, teaching, mural artist, … .