Armeen began painting at age 5 and continued through high school. She was an abstract expressionist early on, being chastised by her elementary school teachers for her drippy non-realist work. In college, her practical nature asserted itself and she became a journalist instead of an artist. In the following years she collected art, wishing all the while she had painted what she collected. Finally, in 2015, she reconnected with an old friend. He sensed her long-suppressed desire to create art and asked her why she wasn’t painting. She answered she didn’t know. he friend brought her several pieces of wood, acrylic paint and a few brushes and said, “Paint.” She hasn’t stopped painting since. Painting is my passion and colour is escape from this world.