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Farah of Neelee Art with one of her paintings (courtesy photo)

New ArtBeat Exhibit Features Abstract Paintings of Neelee Art

Vista CA— The one-word titles of her abstracts are concrete and strong: “Dignity.” “Confidence.” “Ambition.” Some are slyly candid: “Exhausted” and “Restless” visually reflect those states of mind with antic precision. All are colorful and compelling.

The life-affirming art of Farah Ajoodanifar (www.neeleeart.com) will capture the eyes, minds and hearts of viewers at her exhibit that debuts with an opening reception on September 19 and runs through October 14 at ArtBeat on Main Street Gallery and Wine Lounge, 330 Main Street, Vista.

Farah’s mantra is: “Art makes life ridiculously AMAZING!” She confides, “I’m especially passionate about painting abstracts because my mind can be as free as it needs to be. My paintings are spontaneous and unplanned,” she reveals, saying they emanate from her life experiences.

Contemplation by Farah of Neelee Art (courtesy photo) Click on image to enlarge photo

Contemplation by Farah of Neelee Art (courtesy photo) Click on image to enlarge photo

ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews believes the works will become part of viewers’ life experiences in a moving way. “Farah’s paintings really do reach out and communicate with the beholder. They grab your eyes and your soul as you contemplate the meaning each painting has for you.”

After recently moving to Oceanside from Orange County, Farah discovered ArtBeat and says she felt an immediate connection, resulting in her joining the Gallery family. “The people are very friendly. The Gallery not only promotes art and artists, but cares about the community. It’s a very approachable environment; not aloof and formal as some galleries tend to be.”

That friendly approachability is by design, Matthews says. She notes, “We feel fortunate to display the original work of fine local artists such as Farah. We want to make art accessible and affordable for people from all walks of life. Most of all, we strive to be a cultural destination for artists; for aficionados of art, music and entertainment; and for people in search of a welcoming place to browse, shop, relax, unwind, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer.”

ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday, 11:00am- 8:00pm, Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00am-9:30pm, and Sunday, Noon-4:30pm. For information, visit www.artbeatonmainstreet.com, find us on Facebook or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email info@artbeatonmainstreet.com.