A native Californian, Paul Panossian was recognized for his artistic talent at a very young age. He mentored under many professional artists as a youth, concluding his formal education with a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Northridge where he had the opportunity to study with Hans Burkhardt. He is currently a Patron Painting Member of the California Art Club, an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America, a member of the American Impressionist Society and the Santa Barbara Art Association.

After completing his formal education Panossian went to Europe to study firsthand the Old Master paintings he loved. When he returned he began painting for the interior design industry. Regularly commissioned to paint works of art for many of the foremost international design firms including Hirsch-Bedner Associates and Wilson & Associates, Paul’s artwork is now found in many private and commercial spaces. His patrons include Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Nordstrom, Paula Abdul, Alex Trebek, Liz Taylor and Kathy Ireland. His most recent commercial projects have been for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

Panossian’s personal artwork is characterized by intense color, sophisticated composition and a painterly technique that has been immediately recognized by many art aficionados, collectors and critics.

He has received numerous awards through the years in juried national and international exhibitions including most recently being awarded the Workshops in France Award of Excellence at the inaugural edition of the California Art Club’s Biennale: Celebrating California Exhibition. The Art Renewal Center, which promotes quality as a primary criterion for the judgement of Fine Art worldwide, has recognized Paul Panossian’s paintings’ unique quality and sophistication in every A.R.C. International Salon Exhibition.

“I strive to communicate my impression of unique ephemeral moments through paint and brush. My paintings reflect a fascination with nature and the beauty that God has created around us.” Paul Panossian


Available paintings can be seen by appointment at Paul Panossian's Studio as well as New Master's Gallery in Carmel.


Recent Exhibitions

Celebrating the Protection of Nature with the Oak Group, May 2 - June 30, 2023 at the Faulkner Gallery

The California Art Club Biennale Exhibition: Celebrating California 2022

111th California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Exhibition 2022

110th California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Exhibition 2021



Cottage Health Systems                                                                                    

Scripps Cardiovascular Institute

Nordstrom Corporation                                                                                       

Caesar's Palace Las Vegas

Hirsch-Bedner Associates                                                                                  

Royal Family of Saudi Arabia

Paula Abdul                                                                                                          

Alex Trebek

Kathy Ireland                                                                                                        

Elizabeth Taylor

Michael Towbes