About the Artist

About the Artist

After retiring from a long and successful carrier in scientific research and technology development, Dr. Abbas Kadkhodayan has returned to his great passion of art.  His love of art dates back to childhood, obsessively sketching American cars in the early 50’s.

Abbas was born in the mid-40s.  In primary school, his mother encouraged him to improve his sketching skills, something that he liked to do besides his regular homework.  Both his mother and his grandmother had an enormous impact on his young mind.  He was trained as an engineer in the early 70’s in England and later migrated to the US where he continued his education, starting his long and successful career as a scientist in industry.  Despite the fact that he became a scientist to make a living, he never left the art world and kept painting in his leisure time to relax.  Initially, he sketched faces, inspired and influenced by the world famous portrait artists, trying to imitate them.

Over the years, he has tried various media for his art work such as ink, color pencil, oil, and acrylics and recently, after wrapping up his long career as a senior scientist, he has returned back to the art world.  After many years of casually painting portraits, landscapes, and still life, Abbas has developed a new style of abstraction where everything is flamboyantly colorful, comprised of psychedelic bursts of spiraling loops, glowing orbs, and twists and turns. He now paints exclusively in acrylics where he mixes colors to bring out the best of contrast and yet in the most delicate and harmonious fashion to reflect excitement and fetch a message of peace, happiness, delight, and hope.

Currently, Abbas works from his home studio.  He appreciates and welcomes comments.  You can purchase artwork directly from the artist on this site www.SwishOnColor.com, but he also accepts work on commission.