Jewish Art by Chana Helen
I am an Israeli artist with an Art Degree from Maidstone, U.K., who is now living in the Negev City of Be’er Sheva. I use movement and colour to express different moods and atmospheres in my work on the Jewish Festivals, Biblical themes and her local surroundings in Israel, as well as other subjects. I bring my own observations of contemporary Jewish life into my expressive, imaginative work.
Mainly painting in oils, I do also use acrylics, coloured inks and other media. Recently I began creating digital art alongside my other work. I also produce simple limited edition hand-pulled lino cuts using black ink only.
My art work is on Chabad calendars in America, U.K. and Belgium. The current Athens calendar 5778 features my work only. Chabad of Athens
My work features on the Chabad website, ‘Art and Soul’. Art and Soul
I was chosen as one of the six artists to design a poster for the ‘Proudly Jewish’ series for ‘Voices and Visions’, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Proudly Jewish
My art features on several other posters, as well as on book and magazine covers.
I am a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel, as well as a member of The Artist’s House of the Negev (Beit HaOmanim in Be’er Sheva). I exhibit my work in Israel, mainly in Be’er Sheva and Jerusalem.
In November 2017 I had a successful Solo Exhibition, ‘Gladness and Joy’, at The Artists’ House, Be’er Sheva, which ran for five weeks. Solo Exhibition
Ruth Fogelman’s poetry book on the Tanach, ‘Leaving the Garden’, is illustrated with 17 line drawings by myself. Poetry Book
In January 2018 I designed five cards for Yad Sarah, an Israeli national charity.
More Jewish Bible
Produced 10 line drawings for ‘What Color Are Your Dreams?’, a poetry book by Ruth Fogelman.
In November/December 2018 I had a Solo Exhibition at Hechal Shlomo Museum of Jewish Art, King George Street, Jerusalem (next to the Great Synagogue). It ran for five weeks. There were many visitors, positive feedback and many paintings sold.
London and Tel Aviv
In March 2019 two of my large oil paintings ‘Winter in the city, Chasidim, Jerusalem’ and ‘Summer in the City’ were on show at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London. ESPACIO GALLERY WEBSITE
In June 2019 I participated in the Tel Aviv Group Exhibition of Israeli artists at ZOA (Zionist House of America).