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Ever since I was a very young girl, I have wanted to be an artist.

I was born in the Ural mountain region of Russia and was raised in an art loving family.

My parents ran an art magazine that concentrated on art and culture in the Ural region.

My grandfather was a famous landscape artist and he showed me the effortless beauty in the natural world.

He encouraged me to become a painter, and even when I was a young girl he would tell me “If you want to be a painter, don’t stop painting. No matter what.”

And so, throughout the years, I have honed my craft, inspired by his legacy.

After completing my degree in the pedagogical university as an art teacher in…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 17
  • Joined December 9, 2010

Favorite materials

oil, canvas, pastel, palette knife

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About

Ever since I was a very young girl, I have wanted to be an artist.

I was born in the Ural mountain region of Russia and was raised in an art loving family.

My parents ran an art magazine that concentrated on art and culture in the Ural region.

My grandfather was a famous landscape artist and he showed me the effortless beauty in the natural world.

He encouraged me to become a painter, and even when I was a young girl he would tell me “If you want to be a painter, don’t stop painting. No matter what.”

And so, throughout the years, I have honed my craft, inspired by his legacy.

After completing my degree in the pedagogical university as an art teacher in Russia, I immigrated to Israel and studied Art History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I currently live on a Kibbutz in the center of Israel where I am surrounded by lush greenery and endlessly blooming flowers.

In recent years, I have worked as the director of the local educational art center. Every day, I help students in grades K-12 create art using a variety of materials. With pastel, paint, mosaic, and clay I help them see the beauty in a simple object.

This was my grandfather’s legacy to me, and I am happy to share it with others.

When I am not working with paint (or pencils, or clay, or tiles) my main job is raising two beautiful children- ages one and five.

But I always find time to paint.

Always

I mostly paint scenery – from the flowers growing along the pathway from the Kibbutz art center, to the rolling Judean Hills, to a bustling street fair in Tel Aviv.

My favorite materials are oil paints and pastel. In my work I mainly use the Palette knife.
I love to use large amount of paint on my canvas which makes my work nuanced by texture and dimension. My work has been on group exhibitions in Russia, and several of my paintings are displayed in private collections throughout Europe and Israel.

I find beauty and charm almost anywhere. Be it an intimate corner in one of the Kibbutz's gardens or in an ancient and hidden alley in Old Jaffa. Or in the fresh bouquet that my daughter just set on the table.

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This is me- Anna Gat

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