- Artist's Bio
The love of art was instilled in me by my mother. During the war when we were not permitted to go to school, she was tutoring my brother and me in art and crafts. From that time, for the rest of my life, I was doing art in one form or another. My formal art education started only as an adult. I studied textile design and worked in that field for many years. Later I studied art more formally at Laney College (California) and Reading University (U.K.). I came to Canada in 1970 and shortly afterwards joined a group of artists in Oakville. Later we moved to Toronto where I set up my own studio.
I exhibited in many group and solo shows and my work has been acquired by private collectors, synagogues, and by institutions in Canada and the U.S. For a few years I was creating Judaic art. The Women of Reform Judaism in New York issued a Calendar of my work, Bayview Handprints of New York published two books of my wallpaper designs, the Art Gallery of Ontario carried my silk scarf creations, and a textile piece is in the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.
In recent years I create abstract painting. “Colours are the essence of my work. My heart skips a beat when I see the colours come to life on my canvas. I hope to pass to the observer this pleasure and excitement.”