Ruben Amirian’s T’s Garden 

By Nare Garibyan 

Art roams freely in Ruben Amirian’s home and studio. Amirian’s paintings as well as art collected by him and his wife, Tamar, intermingle on the walls throughout their house. The most influential of these paintings are two pieces painted by his mother when she was a young artist; Ruben’s exposure to drawing and painting began with her. He states, “My mom taught me the skills she knew and then [painting] became something like breathing, even if I wanted to stop painting now, it can’t happen; all I know is that I cannot live without painting. I wake up early in the morning and I go to my studio. I just have to paint, that is what I do.”