My name is Lusine Saakyan and I moved to US with my family in 1991 from Yerevan, Armenia.  I grew up in Glendale, California.  I received my degree in Early Childhood from University of Lavern and have been working in the field assisting families and children for the past 20 plus years.  I have two boys and they are the greatest blessings in my life.  I love reading historical novels, dancing and I believe in law of attraction.  I genuinely believe that our every move is guided by the universe and people we meet on our path through life are no accidents.

Inspiration:  I find inspiration in life in its good and challenging days.  I find nature and universe in its entire glory inspiring.

How I started:

Father of my children was diagnosed with cancer.  Facing many challenges I channeled my energy onto canvas.  Having no formal or prior education in art I  just allowed my inner voice and imaginative nature direct the brush into creating non realistic, stylized original fine paintings.  Painting helped me stay strong for myself, my children and my family.  I painted and healed myself and was able to be that strong foundation for people around me who depended on me.

I am me and my art is reflection of me. Imaginative composition began to take root when I accepted the changes in my life, breathing freely and deeply, and therefore finding my new and improved life. The passion within me, my drive and creativity allowed my spirit to soar and directing my energy into good use. In creating the collection, I used bold hues of red and gold to express my fiery, passionate energies of my being. In my paintings layer of colors, new and old techniques as well as expressive style reflects my intense and complex nature. Looking within myself I found strength, courage and firmness in my paintings. I pick up a canvas and start to create the next piece; I set my intention to be guided by honesty, genuine splendor of possibilities and reflection of who I am. Looking within I found that I am solely responsible for nurturing, cleansing, finding harmony and balance in my life through painting many complex yet unique, simple creative pieces. My awakened soul allowed my instincts and intuition to create what I felt and be honest about it. I was motivated to paint by people who entered and left my life. Furthermore, emotions that I felt were expressed freely and some that will stay buried as situations and emotions that I experienced while living day to day. Surrounding myself by a circle of positive people who play their own role in creating the pieces for my imaginative compositions and feelings that they awakened inside me was truly inspiring. My art was born as a result of my awakened imagination, my simple yet complex character and the call of that spirit that took deeper roots after the storm.