Heard it through the grapevine in Byron

11th August 2017 4:10 PM
SWEET GIFT: Actress Amber Heard with the  picture of Sugar the rabbit given to her by Byron Bay street artist, Aboozar 'Nima' Jamishi. SWEET GIFT: Actress Amber Heard with the picture of Sugar the rabbit given to her by Byron Bay street artist, Aboozar 'Nima' Jamishi. Aboozar 'Nima' Jamishi

BYRON street artist Aboozar 'Nima' Jamishi had a close encounter with Amber Heard on Tuesday night after the US actress took a keen interest in his paintings on display in Jonson Street Byron Bay.

At first Nima did not recognise the actress- the ex-partner of Johnny Depp and recently parted from Tesla founder Elon Musk.

But once passers-by had let him know who she was Nima gave her his painting of Sugar the rabbit as a memento of Byron Bay.

"A car pulled up right near my stall, and a woman in beautiful snakeskin boots got out and started talking to me about my paintings, especially my painting of the rabbit," Nima said.

"I even had a painting of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow the pirate together with a friend of mine, Sarah, which she asked me about.

"She went of to do some shopping and while she was away people told me who she was, so I decided to give her the painting.

"I even offered to give her the painting of Johnny Depp, but she said no- she did not have a good relationship with pirates anymore."

The photo has since been posted on Amber Heard's Instagram account and Nima's Instagram accounts.

"Since I put up the picture my Instagram has gone crazy- I even had someone offer me $5,000 for one of my other paintings that happened to be in the photo with Amber," Nima said.

For more check out Nima's Instagram at: byronbaystreetart