I’m Marjan from Tehran, Iran.
I came to Australia 3 years ago by boat. I was in detention for 17 months, and after this I came to Melbourne’s community.
I left Iran because it was not safe for my husband. It was dangerous for him to stay in Iran, so we came to Australia.
I have never painted when I was in Iran; I have just started painting when I was in the detention centre. I like painting a lot, and I was very eager to learn.
I feel relaxed when I paint. It makes me feel very quiet and relaxes my mind.