Artist Ben Saber painting at Lahaina harbor in Maui Hawaii
Artist Saber discovered his artistic gift at an early age in elementary school when he was asked to do chalk drawing demonstrations in the classrooms by his teacher.
Saber grew up in a family of artists. His father was a portrait and calligraphy master and his brothers were talented but none of them pursued an art career.
Ben Saber Painting At Greenlake, Seattle, 1991
Later in high school Saber was invited to join his art teacher in his studio as an apprentice during the summer vacations. Then, after some training a demand for his art developed starting mostly from relatives and neighbors for local landscapes and portraits.
Saber took some summer art classes from talented artists. He gained a lot of knowledge that improved his painting skills. However most of his learning came from painting outdoors.
Ben Saber Painting Nahuna Point in Maui Hawaii 2005
By painting on location he was able to capture many aspects of the landscape as the light changed during the day and the seasons. Nature was and still his best teacher.
Ben Saber Painting Greenlake In Seattle 1991
Artist Saber attracted a big crowd every time he did a painting demonstration in public. Many of his paintings where sold to people walking by and only a handful in a gallery long time ago.
Ben Saber Painting On Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 2006
In 2004 he pushed his seascapes toward surrealism and experimented with that aspect of surreal landscapes involving water and clouds interactions. He even animated some of them using his computer software. For a few years he was very interested in animated art with its constantly changing forms and colors.
Ben Saber Painting Snoqualmie Falls, Washington 1995
In 2007 artist Ben Saber bought a camper van and went on a painting trip that started in Seattle Washington and ended in Kingsville Texas where he established an art studio. His trip included Oregon, California (Yosemite), Arizona (Grand Canyon), New Mexico (Santa Fe) and Texas (Corpus Christi).
Ben Saber Painting The Grand Canyon in Arizona 2007
Artist Ben Saber painting at Mt Rainier National Park in Washington State USA in 1994
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Artist Ben Saber painting at Lahaina gallery in Maui Hawaii