Drastamat Hovsepyan (Daso) was born in 1958 in Goris. At 12 his family moved to Abovian city. Upon graduating the local school he enters Yerevan State "Mayakovski" Art Studio. He is married and has 4 children – 2 daughters and 2 sons.
He has taken part in many exhibitions in Abovyan. In 1977 he served in the soviet army.
In 1979 he began to work in "Chapitch" electronic factory as a painter-designer.
From 1982 to 1987 he worked as a designer in culture department. Since 1987 he has been a member of "Mayrakaghak Art Organization".
In his style he is realistic. Most of all he enjoys painting marine pictures and nature in general. Life in nature. And it’s no surprise that Daso doesn’t paint naturemortes at all. No dead nature, no way, only the stormy life.
Painting has become an indispensable factor of his life long, long ago, ever since he was a 6 year old boy and returning from circus drew his first picture – clowns in circus.
Then with years’ practice, working from 10 a. m. till midnight, he became more skillful and mature as a painter. While painting he puts his heart and soul into his work.
Though people say that too much attachment usually ends up with painting the broken hearts… And when obliged to part with the favorite painting, it seems as though your own child was torn away from you. Daso lives and works in Abovian city, claiming that Abovyan is the right place for creative work. During the day, when he gets a free minute, he plays with his youngest baby girl – only 10 months old.
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In the boundless galaxy of paintings Daso mostly enjoys the paintings of Minas Avetissyan and Van Gogh.
His favorite color is turquoise, the calm blue of the ocean, that at times storming, creates masterpieces of art…