Parviz Payghamy was born in Tehran in 1961 and studied fine arts, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Tehran University. His paintings depict abstracted landscapes weaving together and creating a simulated motion. The rich tapestry of patterns curve and bend through the picture plane. The landscapes are poetic, which is appropriate as Parviz was dubbed "the poet painter" by his friends, professors, and colleagues at the Tehran University where he studied. His fascination with poetry provides his paintings with the fleeting beauty of life and the melodic quality of color.
His work has been shown in Iran, Europe, Canada, and the United States. He lives and works currently in Los Angeles, California.