As a grade school teacher, Ninalee Irani began painting as a hobby. Using crafty acrylics that wouldn’t blend. She soon discovered oils, and over the years has continued to develop her style. Initially interested in contemporary realism, Ninalee's style eventually evolved into one that is slightly more impressionistic. Her paintings focus on the bold shapes of beautiful objects rather than the details that clutter our vision.
Her 'Royal Hen' series is inspired by the cushy lives of pet chickens in her community of Bainbridge, WA. Many of the feathered friends live in custom built coops designed to resemble their owners' home, some complete with a small chandelier and a couple of pieces of artwork to adorn the walls.
"Caring for another living thing so kindheartedly is rewarding, and in this case a reflection on how members of this community care for one another." ~ Ninalee Irani, Bainbridge Island WA