Biography

Suren Nersisyan is a fine art painter who specializes in painting nature, from plein aire landscape painting to animals and birds, using primarily watercolor and oils. He has exhibited widely in France, Armenia, the United States and Russia, has illustrated several Armenian language children’s books, and his works have appeared on American television shows made by Warner Brothers. He is currently represented by U-Gallery based in San Francisco, and cooperating with many other small art galleries based in France, the Netherlands and the USA.

Born in 1978 in Yerevan, Armenia, Suren trained at the Fine Arts Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU), receiving an MFA in 1999 and a PhD in art teaching methods in 2002. He taught art at ASPU for ten years, before moving to the U.S. in 2012.

Suren is an impressionist painter, using quick a la prima strokes to express his own view and colours of nature, inspired by many early 20th century French and Russian Impressionists, such as Monet and Abram Arkhipov, Pissarro, some German Expressionists and traditional Asian (Japanese and Chinese) watercolor artists. As he’s from a country that straddles Eastern and Western ideology and culture, his work incorporates a poetic sense of the East with Western motifs and colors.

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