Ruby Vartan was born to Armenian parents in 1979, in Beirut Lebanon. At the age of seven she discovered her passion for art and started her creative endeavor. Surrounded by the different cultures she was exposed to, she adopted painting as the universally coherent language, to express her inner thoughts and emotions. Having lived the regional and civil wars of Lebanon between the years of 1982 and 1990 she found refuge and beauty in her art to contrast the chaos she was living in. In 1993, at the age of 14, she won the first prize in painting from the Armenian Cultural Center, where she started attending academic art courses and later developed her talents at Emmagoss Art Center. After graduating in Philosophy in 1998, she pursued her passion by specializing in Fine Arts at ALBA (Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts), and received her Master's Degree in 2003, in Lebanon. She participated in several collective art exhibitions from 1995 till 2007 in Lebanon. In 2008 she moved to the States with her family, where she works and exhibits her paintings.
I paint the beauty of change, inspired by my life itself.
Change in nature that surrounds me creates beauty felt within me that nourishes my daily palette. I transmit that beauty motivated by the constant changes life offers me to the canvas.
I trace my feelings in each discovered line, where my cocooned emotions gradually emerge in harmony of color. Leaving fragments of the pure white canvas untouched, that express the unescapable emptiness dwelling inside me, which I try to fill in with the beauty of the language of color.
Like the butterfly passing through the stages of growth I hold on to my past, or letting it go, I dream of tomorrow...
I personify the "short-lived beauty" with the momentary fulfillments that solely stay with me in my progress; a look, a smile, a voice, a touch, that I capture in my paintings in my own form of beauty where time cannot erase.