Hovik Khodabakhshian

Hovik Khodabakhshian was born in 1943. He is largely a self-taught artist, having received only an eight-month course of instructions from the Art Instruction School of Minneapolis in 1990. He completed his master’s degree in civil and structural engineering at Graz Technical University, Austria, in 1973. Hovik and his family have resided in Glendale, California since 1978.

He began painting in the 1990’s and exhibited in with the Eagle Rock and Verdugo Hills Art Associations.

After retirement in 2004 Hovik committed full-time to his painting; fuelled by his love of nature and the aesthetics of structural design.

His sources of artistic inspirations come from the natural landscapes and the renowned impressionists of the early 20th Century that captured the essence of this beauty.

His insight is drawn from such masters as Cézanne and Monet, in addition to the eminent plain-air painters of California such as Edgar Payne and Maurice Braun.

Hovik is especially talented at expressing the vibrant hues of dusk and dawn and in capturing the movement of water through a landscape and seascape.


Hovik's Gallery

Lavender Field “Lavender Field”

Landscape in southern California

Candle Light Melody “Candle Light Melody”

Still life painting

Summer fruits “Summer fruits”

Still life painting

Summer Sunset “Summer Sunset”

Landscape- Rolling Hills of Calufornia

After heavy Rain, Tujunga Canyon “After heavy Rain, Tujunga Canyon”

Landscape painting- Tujunga Canyon- California

African daisies “African daisies”

Still life painting

Autumn Landscape “Autumn Landscape”

Landscape painting- Snake River-Mount Moran

Azalea Branches “Azalea Branches”

Still life -floral painting

Beauty of Hill country “Beauty of Hill country”

Country landscape- Bull Elk- Texas

Cambria Coastline “Cambria Coastline ”

Seascape- Coastline painting- California

Carmel Sunset “Carmel Sunset”

Landscape- Seascape painting- Carmel in California

Crashing Waves “Crashing Waves”

Seascape painting

The Dawn of a new day “The Dawn of a new day”

Seascape-Landscape painting

Standing proud “Standing proud”

Landscape painting

In the Countryside “In the Countryside”

Landscape- Countryside -Central California

Geraniums “Geraniums”

Still life painting

In The Company of Aspens-Colorado “In The Company of Aspens-Colorado”

Fall colors of Colorado Aspens

The Beauty of the Sunset “The Beauty of the Sunset”

Sunset and Reflections

Hiking Trails in Fern Canyon “Hiking Trails in Fern Canyon”

Landscape painting- Fern Canyon

On the shores of Maui “On the shores of Maui”

Seascape-Maui Hawaii

Glorious Morning -California  Wine country “Glorious Morning -California Wine country ”

California landscape- Temecula valley- Wine country

Melting Snow “Melting Snow ”

Melting Snow in Sierra Mountains

Carmel Mission “Carmel Mission”

The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission-