Shakiba is a Persian word with meaning of a gentle, patient, and tolerant person. I chose this name as my artistic name because of my life experiences and the need to remain patient during them.
I have been living in Leeds since Jan. 2014 due to being a PhD student in the University of Leeds. My PhD journey had many ups and downs. Finally, I submitted my thesis on 2nd March 2020. Very shortly, pandemic lockdown started, and the process of the thesis examination went to a stressful way. Nothing was under my control and I had already a bad memory of it, these made me more worried and nervous. I needed to manage my anxiety. My field is scientific but always art helps me in daily life. I started to perform some art works and finally I focussed on Acrylic Pouring Techniques for painting. It led to some relieve till the time I received pass result of the thesis examination and I obtained my PhD degree. But, my need to receive peace by painting did not stop and I continued to paint more piece of works. On Jan. 2021, one of my dear friends -after seeing images of my works- suggested me to join Yorkshire Art to share them. Therefore, I am here as a self-taught artist to share my paintings and to spread my good feeling due to them.