Parastoo was born in Iran and studied graphic design there before moving to the UK in 1977. She continued her studies - in Graphics and Animation - at Croydon and Bournemouth Art Colleges and now lives in the heart of Wiltshire.

The granddaughter of a celebrated Iranian artist, she has drawn much inspiration from her childhood memories of his studio and paintings.

A balance of evocative landscapes and elegant still life pieces, Parastoo’s paintings are powerful expressions of feeling and imagination. As she has said: ‘It is my consciousness and my feelings that give life to my paintings’. This sense of emotive creativity is clearly conveyed through her loose and expressive brush strokes.

Parastoo has exhibited in a number of galleries in the UK, and her work can be found in private collections around the world.