Abbas Orumchian has focused on large landscape, figurative, and abstract paintings in the western US (Berkeley-Davis CA, Bellevue-Seattle WA), in Middle East (Iran, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq) and in Barcelona, Spain. Most of his paintings were exhibited in Selected Group Exhibitions at the Market Atrium Gallery, at 901 Market Street in San Francisco, CA during 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He was inspired by the beauty and color of the coast line, and moved to Half Moon Bay in 2003. As Plein Air Painter member, he continues to paint large landscape and ocean views. In Half Moon Bay he has exhibited his recent paintings in Costal Art League Gallery and Museum (2011) and Coastside Land Trust Gallery in (2012).
Abbas Orumchian graduate study and major was in Civil Engineering (MS from UC Berkeley CA). His minor in art studies were in UC Berkeley, Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, WA, and UC Davis, CA. In UC Davis he worked with Mr. Wayne Thibaud on landscape painting and figurative drawing. On abstrtract painting, he has worked with Ms. Peggy Zehring in Seattle Washington.
His work is presented in corporate and many private collections.
Abbas Orumchian had the opportunity to visit many art centers and museums throughout the US, Europe, and Middle East. In 1987 with a group of painters from Seattle Washington, he moved to Barcelona, Spain and painted large oil paintings which were exhibited in San Francisco, CA. in 1955.
My paintings are reflection of my vision and essay of those moments that I am with the nature. I try my best not to copy the nature as seen by a camera lenses. I mix my paints, from a complex vision of moments and feelings, while listening to sounds in nature. Hot sun, rain, wind, and yellow mustard flowers are heavenly subjects for me to paint. Although I try to make the finish of my painting simple, the background paints generally are not traditional and are very complex.