The sun, the light, and the aromas of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, my hometown,continue to influence my art and creativity on all levels.
Art is my passion and my profession. the arts in any form is the center of my life
In 1998 We moved (back) to live in the Netherlands,(in Zwolle this time)
and so, in an ancient building from the 16 century in the heart of the old city, I'm fortunate enough to have my studio that inspires me.
As an artist and a painter, I have the privilege to observe and look at my world in a special way.
I allow myself to take the time to study shapes, lines, space, color, lights and dark.
I tend to fall in love with what I see, I'm building a relationship with the landscape.
That how I begin to understand the story behind each leaf and hill, near and far
In my sketchbooks, I will do my studies with my soft graphite
Dark at light shapes that will guide me to the painting I will do from the sketch.
Oil pastels, as well will find theirs way in my sketchbooks
I let the rhythm of the lines have a life of its own. The layers, the shapes and the freedom of creation will bring a new image.
Multimedia, Muți disciplines is my way of combining my love for the stage and the visual art
Currently I'm working on a new art performance involving Acting/text, Music and my live painting project while I'm creating it. Vincent van Gogh is my inspiration for my paintings in that show.
While the actor reads/tells the letters to Theo, (his brother) and the sound and music creating the atmosphere, I paint a landscape painting that makes a "live decoration" to that all.
Next to my painting, performances and my sketches, I'm the co-founder of the ArtisTTable platform,
together with Royce Deans Since 2007 we have been creating new ideas and developing
Art projects that we create around the world.
Art retreats and workshops online and in person are what keep us busy as well