Hadi was born and raised in the beautiful city of Shiraz, Iran, home of the 14 century poet Hafez. He is a self-taught artist or an Organic Artist as he calls himself; not bound to rules and theory. He showed immense passion and interest in drawing from early age, illustrating scenes and portraits in pen and chalk-pencil and later as a teen with pastel.
Hadi migrated to America to study engineering and it was not long before his passion for art came to a grinding halt, a side effect of the political and social events of late 70’s and early 80’s. From thereafter, for a period of 33 years he was completely absent from art and the art scenes.
In mid-2014, a friend of his, Johane Amirault who is an outstanding and accomplished artist herself, encouraged him to join her in her studio. There was no paper or pastel available in this studio, so he found himself with no choice but to work with brush, acrylic and canvas for the first time and the result was an imaginary scenary appropriately titled "Number One". Since then, he has created a collection of diverse works, actively participated in exhibitions and shows and has earned multiple awards. All works displayed in Gallery are from 2014 forward.