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Habib Hastaie

Novato, CA

My artwork embodies narratives drawn from everyday life to philosophical enquiry, from nature to legends. Representing these multifaceted influences has led me to work in a range of genres, including figurative, landscapes, and seascapes.

My diverse work is inspired by Persian art and literature, interactions with people and cultures from East to West, and attentive observation.

For my paintings, my primary medium is oil as it allows my brush to flow, even change course, in rhythm with my thoughts. I utilize clay for sculpture as well as for pottery, which I augment with painting and calligraphy.

Habib Hastaie is a native of Iran, where he lived through young adulthood. He earned a BFA from Tehran University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and an MFA, Visual Communications, University of Kansas. He worked in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as an illustrator, art director, and creative director for some of the nation’s leading educational and non-profit organizations. His award-winning artwork has been published in a range of journals, magazines, and books. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in juried shows and won awards. Hastaie moved to Marin County in 2019.

My Artwork

Tea break in Samarkand

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Offstage repose

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Singing Rumi

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Circle of mystics

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Anchored for the night

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At the dock

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Monhegan Island, Maine

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Country road, West Virginia

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Fire in the Reeds

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Vase with bas relief calligraphy

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Four gardens

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The threads that bind

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Ascensions

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Whirling dervishes

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Musical colors

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Autumn at the marina

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Annapolis Harbor

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The C&O Canal

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Thomas, West Virginia

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Bowl with calligraphy

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Musicians

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King's crossing

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Saturday bazaar, Tajikistan

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Poetic illuminations

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A trumpet and a drum

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Apprehensions

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Along the Maine coast

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The gathering storm

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On the prairie

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The road ahead

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Bronze sculpture

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Darvish sculpture

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Cityscape

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