Ninalee Irani


    Ninalee Irani is an oil painter currently living on Bainbridge Island in Washington. She completed her degree in education before returning to her hometown to teach, and began painting as a hobby using crafty acrylics that wouldn’t blend. An introduction to oils led her to create early work in a loose, impressionistic style, focusing on subjects from nature. Over the years, Ninalee’s work has evolved through study to present more academic, traditional techniques, although there are contemporary elements to discover. Though largely self-taught, she credits workshops and a valuable art mentor with getting her work to this point.

    In addition to her own art practice, Ninalee teaches oil painting to absolute beginners. Her course objective is to share her years of knowledge to make it easier for new artists to begin and feel confident in what they are doing.