Boris (Bill) Garibyan
Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, Bill’s passion for art began at a young age. Influenced by his father, an artist and member of the Soviet Union Art Society, Bill spent a great majority of his young adult life shadowing him in the art studio. The wealth of knowledge that he experienced was not limited. It introduced him to the wonderful world of drawing, painting and sculpting. In addition, Bill worked for a local art and design association while attending evening classes at a local university where he sharpened his drafting and architectural skills.
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Bill moved to the United States, settling with his family in Twin Falls, Idaho. At first, he wasn’t able to pursue his passion for art but over time it became something that was irresistible.
Today he is constantly studying the work of famous impressionists, their techniques, brushwork, light and color meanwhile creating his own style. His favorite themes are landscapes and waterscapes. He does most of his work outdoors in nature and in his studio. His painting style is easily recognizable by his confident blend of color and brush work. He uses the Idaho landscape in the majority of his paintings. The artwork of Bill is a reflection of his passion for painting, color and nature itself expressed on canvas.
As a land and seascape artist he seeks inspiration in nature and its physical beauty. He strives to compliment life’s journey through his canvas with intensely bright oil colors. He is quite passionate about life and feels fortunate to be able to express the joy of this feeling through his work.
“I realize some have not yet found the key to their own personal expression, but for me art and painting have defined and shaped who I am and how I maintain the integrity of my own life. I believe that the ability of humans to express their creativity helps us live a mentally prosperous life and through art I achieve that euphoria.” -Says Bill
Influences: Mikhail Garibyan, Monet, Van Gogh, Pissaro, Korovin, Sarian and many other impressionists.