I am an Artist and Interior Designer who has been creating art in various mediums for over 30 years. As a teenager I won multiple awards and have had works shown in galleries in my hometown of Beverly Hills. I have exhibited in numerous galleries from Aspen to Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and Haddonfield, NJ. I studied at UCLA, University of Colorado, Jim Repenning Fine Arts and Studio Incamminati.
I was lucky to find my calling early in life. Surrounded by a vibrant art culture in Beverly Hills, California, I developed a deep and compelling love of the arts. As early as Junior High, I was already an award-winning artist. In High School, I was one of thirty children selected from the Los Angeles area to study at UCLA as part of a special painting class. Art became more than just a hobby. By my junior year I was manufacturing and selling handbags and jewelry that I had designed.
After High School, I pursued fine arts at University of Colorado at Boulder. Before relocating back to California, I apprenticed jewelry-making in Denver. During this experience, I combined my love of painting, jewelry and “bling” and opened up a salon in La Jolla, California where I created “nail-art". This “ingenious” new art form was featured on a local talk show and was written up by Frank Rhodes for the San Diego Union newspaper in 1977. My journey led me to become an Interior Designer in Philadelphia, during which I spent more than four decades in the furniture industry designing, creating, and furnishing people’s lives with joy, art, and functionality.
My newest collection of Abstract Expressionist paintings speak from my soul like no other works. The iHeart series began during the Pandemic while isolated in quarantine. After 15 years of painting realism, I found great pleasure in reaching back to my early years when I created only abstracts. I am exploring new concepts with the inclusion of hearts to resemble a piece of my heart to the canvas sharing my love of painting and making art.
My Judaica paintings are
inspired by my son, Perry Reuven who has become observant. His beautiful and
complicated religious world has influenced me to begin this series. I am moved
by the "Black Hats" of his community and the emotions that I feel
while painting can clearly be seen in the finished work. Proceeds from each
religious painting or commissioned works are donated to the Lubavitch Chabad.
Currently I live in Cherry
Hill, NJ with my husband, Michael Brachman, who is a science fiction writer and
author of the Rome's Revolution series.
I have two beautiful boys who are my pride and joy. Both of my boys are married and I am blessed with four grandchildren, Meir, Aryeh, Sydney, and
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.