Raoof is a self- taught versatile artist who has participated in over 45 group and 40 solo shows in the United Kingdom and Persia. His art works have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award 2011 and 2015, Threadneedle Prize 2012 - 2013 & 2014, RBA Royal society of British artists 2014 & 2015 - Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) 2014 & 2015.
Sky Arts portrait artist of the year 2014– London Heat winner, featuring in Sky arts TV – November 4th 2014. He was also chosen Overall Winner of ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 by Artist & Illustrators -the UK's number 1 magazine for original art.
His paintings are mostly oil on canvas and built upon his strong cultural traditions as well as his interest in the changing world of today. His work often combines contemporary ideas with traditional techniques.
Raoof’s paintings are in numerous private collections worldwide particularly Persia, the USA, France and the UK.
Sky Arts portrait artist of the year– London Heat winner 2014
January 2014-First Runner-up winner of the 50 shortlisted paintings Artist of the year-The Artists & Illustrators magazine - UK
Dec 2011 - Overall winner ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011- Artists & Illustrators magazine UK
May 2010 – Recognised with an Honorary MA from Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution by the Minister for his contribution to the arts August 2007 – Overall Winner - Iran Student’s Artistic Festival
February 2006 – Third overall – Iran Student’s Artistic Festival (Colour Pencil)
January 1994- Overall Winner – Fars Province - Iran Student’s Artistic Festival (Colour Pencil) August 1994 – August 1994 - Second overall - Iran Student’s Artistic Festival (Colour Pencil)
November - December 2015 - Five and Under – Arcadia Fine Arts- 51 Green Street – New York
June – September 2015 - BP portrait awards 2015 National Portrait Gallery- London
October 2015 – February 2016 -Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh – BP portrait award 2015
March – June 2016 - The Ulster Museum, Belfast BP portrait award 2015
April - May 2015 - Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) Annual Exhibition - London
March 2015 - Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition- Mall Galleries, London
October - November 2014 - Beaux Arts at Bath – “Secret Lives”
Sept 2014 Royal College of art show
October 2014 - Threadneedle Prize 2014
May 2014 - RP Royal Society of Portrait Painters - Mall galleries – London
March 2014 The Royal Society of British Artists -Mall Galleries London
January 2014 - The Artists & Illustrators Second Annual Exhibition - Mall Galleries London
September - October 2013 - The Threadneedle prize - Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London
September - October 2012 The Threadneedle prize - Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London
May – December 2012 - The Osborne Studio Gallery: Spring Exhibition - Chelsea, London
June – September 2011 - BP Portrait Award 2011 National Portrait Gallery, London
October 2011 – February 2012 - Wolverhampton Art Gallery - BP portrait award 2011
March – June 2012 - Aberdeen Gallery - BP portrait award 2011
Master Art Exhibition House of artist – Iran, Shiraz - Sep 1999 to Jan 2008 more than 43 Group exhibitions around Iran & France
June/August 2010 Bolton Museum – Great Manchester – United Kingdom 2Months
December 2009 Empty Spaces Chelsea Library - London – United Kingdom 2 weeks
1995 to 2008 - 17 Solo exhibitions in Shiraz and Tehran