Heard it through the grapevine in Byron
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