I was born hearing impaired on the opposite end of the world, in Armenia. I remember watching my parents’ mouths move, as I observed how the lips moved pronouncing every single letter. I have learned to lip-read. My powerful eyes have enabled me to observe and understand the world where my ears have failed me. However, the silence surrounding me still made me isolated and lonely. I began to withdraw, and escape deeper into my inner world. As I was exploring my young universe, I made drawings and sketches of things I saw, slowly becoming an artist and a story teller. Eleven year later, my family and I mover to Japan where I received my first hearing aids. In the 1995 my family and I moved to USA
To this day my paintings are based on abstract, surreal, fantasy, universe, and the spiritual subject matter and storytelling that I find in my imagination and other worlds. My current art has a lot of movement, bright and contrasting colors, three dimensional subjects, sense of space, sense of balance, symmetry, light and shadow, depth, perspective, and emotions. Soon I understood the importance of the eyes in my life, and with that I quickly produced brand new works of art. My new compositions consisted of large eyes racing, twisting, moving, and flying through space leaving long colorful tails behind.
I have graduate from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in December of 2010. I attained a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Illustration specializing in children's books and story telling. It has been my lifelong dream to be a published author and illustrator, and I have written and illustrated five manuscripts. I also like to work with my hands, and make clay sculptures mostly of the eyes. I use clay, wood, mirrors, plaster, wire and found objects. I work with oil paint, acrylics, color pencils, and makers. I make fine art pieces, illustrations for the stories, posters, holiday cards, and banners.
I had a number of group and solo shows throughout Denver and Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. I had sculpture installation at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2010. In 2004 my painting was displayed in the Smithsonian. My artwork, poems, and articles were published in local newsletters and a magazine.