749-B Lakefield Road
Arbe’s originals are primarily oil on canvas, but he also incorporates a variety of other media into his work, creating a metallic texture in the abstract backgrounds of many of his paintings. He applies gold leaf, and sometimes silver leaf, and then works it with his tools and his hands into intricate patterns and textures that give his art a third dimension. His palette is full of earth tones, with an occasional flourish of vibrant reds, blues, purple or lavender. But always, grabbing your attention, is the gold --- rich and luxuriously applied by hand and worked into delicate patterns representing the intricacies of life.
Growing up in Soviet Armenia, Arbe received recognition for his talent very early in life. The son of a well-known artist, and Professor of Art & Design, Ara Berberyan had his first Exhibition at the age of twelve. His paintings were sent by the U.S.S.R. on an International Tour, called “The World by Childrens’ Eyes.” This Exhibition visited France, Italy, Canada and the United States...............
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