Two years ago I had played a recital the the Korea Foundation Center in Seoul, Korea. I met a very kind and gentle artist, M. Bagher Aghamiri who had an art exhibition later in the week in the same location. I was unable to attend his exhibit as I had to continue with my Asian tour, but we exchanged emails and he said he was going to paint a picture of me.
Two years later, last month, I got an email stating the the print was finished. This is the picture that I found in my inbox:
I was astounded. I was floored. I felt so moved! Tears welled up in my eyes. Words cannot describe what I felt inside. This magnificent artist had captured my inner essence in the 5 minutes that we met! Now that is talent! What an honor! What beautiful work! How did he know I loved peacocks? As a flutist, I sound like a bird and very much identify with them. He painted my portrait with birds, flowers, nature, grace and romanticism, capturing my very nature. I thank you M. Bagher Aghamiri from the bottom of my heart. I hope someday to see you in person again soon. In the meantime, I send you all my love and blessings. Thank you! Gracias! Merci!