When creating a portrait, it is the transition from observation to strokes of paint that flow as a voyage, making a portrait come to life and as unique as the person it represents.
Born in Haifa Israel, I was exposed to art and music by my family at a young age. Daily I would pass a Henry Matisse's reproduction in my parents' kitchen. His painting influenced my view of art. Since my teenage years I knew I had to be a professional artist. After completing 2 years of service in the Israeli army, I attended art school in both France and Israel to perfect my talent.
Currently I reside in New York.
1992-2015 Freelance Portrait Artist, New York, NY
1994-1999 Artist Assistant for Elizabeth Murray, New York, NY
1997-1997 Commissioned Portrait for Singer Jon Secada
1990-1991 Freelance Advanced Portrait Artist, Paris, France
1987-1990 Freelance Portrait Artist, Jerusalem, Israel
Oct 2013 - Present SaatchiOnline.com/yifat13
Oct 2013 - Present Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York
April 1997 "World" Mural World, New York, NY
May 1992 Zeus Gallery, Haifa Israel
May 1991 Terminal Golf Club Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
August 1988 Group Exhibition, Dizengof Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
August 1984 Coral Sea Hotel Gallery, Eilat, Israel
1986 - Bezale Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Israel
1992 - Institution Ecole Des Beaux Arts Paris, France