On April 8th Arts and Crafts will hang a new exhibit featuring the oil paintings by Hassan “Taf” Tafaroddi.  Taf hails from Shiraz, Iran and 1959, he came to the U.S. and flourished with an accomplished background in Mechanical Engineering graduating from SJSU.  He retired from his career at GE Nuclear in 2001.  Then his artistic interest in Photography grew wings.  Taf had a studio in Hollister with his award-winning work, but in 2020 he explored another avenue and again started painting scenes he found interesting enough to put on canvas like he did in college.

In 2008, while he was still involved in our Camera Club and the Santa Clara Camera Club, he joined Arts and Crafts.  Much of his work is oil painting.  Taf is particular about his tools of choice and base work for his media, applying enhancers that give his work a glow and refinement.  Noticeable details in his work appear like the paint has glided over the panel or canvas.

During Covid, Taf picked up where he left off in his 1960s college days when he was painting seascapes and landscapes in oils.  With classes from Jeff Bramschreiber online, he dove in with

anticipation of filling that old desire.  His work is from what he likes to see in a painting, which is landscape but also, still life.  He plans to stay in this genre. Maybe there will be a painting or two alongside one of his works that he has painted from one of his photographs.

From April 8th to July 16th his art will be hanging in the Cribari Conference Room.  One good time to come and view, is on the first Mondays of the month at our Membership Meetings before 1:45.

                                   by Michael Sunzeri


Cribari Confrence Room

One person show:  Taf Tafarrodi