Connie Berberian at a young age showed a strong talent for drawing, a gift nurtured by her family. Particular support came from an older sister, who, while an art student at Penn State, invited her young sibling to join her in sketching outdoors. As early as age 10, this activity laid the foundation for Berberian’s love of the landscape. When Connie was age 23, her same artist sister introduced her to painting. This was a reawakening of her passion for art.

A registered Medical Technologist at Pittsburgh Medical Center, Connie decided to return to college for three years as a Painting and Design major.

Workshops with internationally known painters have contributed greatly to her growth as a painter. Many of the subjects for her paintings range from still life to nearby countryside in Pennsylvania and New York Finger Lakes region.

visualize the rolling hills with vineyards, small village streets and the seasonal and atmospheric effects on the landscape as possible paintings.  I am fascinated by color and the interplay of light and shadow.  In my works, as seen through my eyes, I am always striving to express to the viewer the visual impact of the beautiful effects of nature

Art Education:
Carnegie Mellon University
School of the Carnegie Museum of Art
Further studies with many internationally known painters including:
Milford Zornes, Irving Shapiro, Robert Wade and Don Stone,
Stephen Quiller, Bill Vrscak, John Salminen, Margaret Martin,
Frank Webb, Zoltan Szabo, Chjen Khee Chee, Jean Uhl Spicer,
Marshall Joyce and Skip Lawrence.

Selected Exhibitions and Awards:
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibitions
North East Watercolor Society International Exhibitions, Da Vinci Award,
Watson-Guptil Award, Silver Brush Award
Central New York Watercolor Society juried exhibitions
ERAS Palette Awards, Palette Award - 1993,
1994, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011
Gmeiner Regional Exhibition, 1st Place - 1998, 2001
Gmeirner Regional Exhibition, 3rd Place - 2006, 2013, Winsor Newton Award - 2009
Arts in the Park, Elmira, NY, Best Watercolor Award 1994, 1996, 1999
Arts in the Park, Elmira, NY, NY Peoples Choice Award 1998
Hammondsport Art Show, 1st Place Professional Watercolor, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004
McKenzie Centerway Gallery National juried Exhibition - award
Pruyn House Annual juried exhibition, Albany, NY, 3rd Place
Lake Tahoe, CA National Exhibition, purchase award
Pittsburgh SH Art League Juried exhibition, jury award & People’s choice
Owego Annual Regional Bank Show, 2nd place award & People’s choice
Bald Eagle Regional, Williamsport, PA, ASW Award
Laighton Gallery, Schenectady, NY - Seven Artist Invitational

Solo Exhibitions:
Gmeiner Gallery Wellsboro, PA
Earthworks Gallery, Penn Yan, NY
YCAC Gallery, Penn Yan, NY, featured Artist
Show for Family and Childrens Services, Ithaca, NY

Professional Affiliations:
Arnot Art Museum
Central New York Watercolor Society **
Colonie Art League, Albany, NY
Elmira Regional Art Society
North East Watercolor Society **
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society **
Wellsboro Art Club

** Elected Signature member