Armenian-American Artist Mary Zakarian

"I am a subjective painter. My inner feelings dominate my work and my main concern is to give expression to my own emotions. It doesn't matter if I'm painting a still life, a landscape, a portrait, or a life study. Subject matter is not the main concern. It is used as a means to an end. My subjects are important to the extent that they represent line, form, and color....the three necessary mediums for expression. I have to use the things I see to paint what I feel. A painting must breathe with the breath of the person who created it." -Mary Zakarian