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Spring at Half moon Bay
30 X 40 Oil SOLD


Afternoon Shadows, Carpinteria
12 X 16 Oil

Half moon Bay
30 X 40 Oil

June in Provence
12 X 16 Oil

Distant Maui
6 X 8 Oil

Lavender Field, Provence
12 X 16 Oil

Hidden Sun
8 X 12 Oil

12 X 16 Oil

Sunset Over the Pacific
12 X 16 Oil

12 X 16 Oil

Light Over Water
12 X 16 Oil


Carpinteria Hills
12 X 16 Oil

12 X 16 Oil

Big Island Hawaii (Puako)
12 X 16 Oil

Puako Hawaii
12 X 16 Oil SOLD

Late Evening
9.5 X 13.5 Oil

Midday at Pacific
12 X 16 Oil

Afternoon Light Carpinteria
12 X 16 Oil SOLD



Distant Thunder
10 X 8 Oil SOLD 

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Ovanes Berberian

Born in Russian Armenia, Ovanes received his primary art education under the guidance of his father who was an important Russian artist, a member of the Armenian Artists' Society, as well as a theatrical set designer and college art professor.

It was in this environment, studying at his father's art school, Ovanes achieved a significant portion of his art education. In the summer of 1977, following his father's death, the young Berberian and his three brothers and mother immigrated to the United States, settling in California.

In 1981, Ovanes was awarded a scholarship to study with the late master painter and noted teacher, Sergei Bongart. "I was influenced by Sergei more than any other artist. He led me in the direction I needed to go, it was like a light bulb finally came on".

Ovanes' painting style is easily recognizable by his confident blend of color and brush work as depicted in his dramatic landscapes and still lifes. "One of the shining stars in American art, Ovanes is a nationally renowned teacher and Plein air artist who has been at the forefront of the American art scene for many years.

His deep understanding of hue, value and color relationships make him sought after not only by collectors, but by students who come from near and far for a chance to attend one of his workshops. A plein aire purist, he elects to paint on location, inspired by a more direct confrontation with his subject.

He states unequivocally that in painting the most important thing is color harmony. Ovanes' use of color, combined with his dynamic, painterly style, makes each landscape and still life come alive striking a chord deep within the viewer.

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