Born August 10, 1964 .I am a textile designer & Fine Artist.
A graduate of the Textile Design Department , In " SHENKAR " , School of Design , with honors, 1988. Specialinzing in Printed Textiles.

                                                         
                                                       
  SHENKAR

                                         
    CREATIVE EXPERIENCE

I have designed knitwear, woven textiles and printed fabrics for local market and for export. ( Since 1988 ).
A textile designer at Pnitex, knitting factory. Full time job. (1988-1990.)
A textile designer at Pnitex, part time job. (1991-1992 )
At the same time working as freelancer designer, for local and export market.

I was in charge of a studio - Gallery, called "
SPECTRUM " , in Ramat - Gan , Israel, where I designed and sold many of my own products, such as : drawings, Silk products, jewelry and more. ( 1990 - 1994 ).

I presented my Textile Design and Fine Art in several exhibitions.
Among them the  "
indigo " , international textile exhibition in Paris. ( 90's)

Fabrics, Which I  designed were exhibited at the
" HIEMTEXTIL " Exhibition, international trade fair for home and textiles - Frankfurt ,Germany. ( During the 90's )
 
I participated in the
" Florence Biennale " , Dec 2005, where I exhibited my Textile ART & Fine ART.

Each year, I exhibite my Fine art paintings & textiles at least once or twice at :
" Open - Studio/gallery exhibition " , - " Clolourful Magic "

I have also led several creative workshops. ( 1998 - 2000 ).

I have always felt a strong urge to express myself in different ways using various materials in different scales and in various diemensions, through precise techniques or freely.
Always using a large spectrum of colours combinations.







In 2001, I searched for additional venues of artistic expression in order to develop myself as an artist. I felt the need to deal with bulkier material, in order to give more depth to my paintings, as it is with LIFE itself. The intention of mine applies also to textile, which is imbedded deep in my soul.
Be it drawing all over pattern design, on paper, or on Silk.
I have searched for a away to touch textile itself in order to create images , or designs, as I'm touching the textile phyisically and from that creating something new.
While surfing the net and investigating the relevant literature I found two elements, which in my mind, unite textile and art:
Designing tradional English rugs and " painting " with sheep wool fibers, felt making.
I followed my dream and went to England to study these techniques with local English artists.
                                                           TODAY
I am working in my private studio placed in Ramat - Hasharon, Israel, towards an exhibitions, while focusing on quality and aiming at expressing myself fully.
I make fine ART - Paintings , usuing ALL kinds of medias , such as : Oil,  Acrylics, Watercolours, Mexide Media. As well as Textile Design, or Textile Fine ART.
I also make Digital ART, And Photography.
The meaning of LIFE for me, is CREATION in the full sense of the word.
The creation of my life, is my children,my family and those surrounding me, and our relationships in our enviroments.These are weaved into the artistic experience, which is an essential part of my existence.