LenaKotliarker

Jewish art Chagall style paintings, decorative prints

| Tel Aviv, Israel

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Announcement    If you are looking for original contemporary Israeli art - this shop is for you! The art for sale including original paintings, mixed technique art, Judaica accessories and canvas prints for sale...
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In my work, I make my utmost effort to bring forward the abundant beauty and splendor that is beheld in the Jewish Art. In my method, I do this by embedding the numerous Jewish symbols and icons that have developed throughout many centuries of our rich history and heritage. The symbols mainly identify signs of fortune from the Kabbalah like good health, prosperity, fertility and so on. I believe, that when a person stares at the picture and detects the signs, the fortune will come upon him or her.

There are more than 1200 pieces sold to the following countries:
* Australia
* Austria
* Belgium
* Brazil
* Canada
* Czech Republic
* France
* Germany
* Greece
* Haiti
* Hong Kong
* Hungary
* Italy
* Japan
* Israel
* Malaysia
* Malta
* Mexico
* Netherlands
* Norway
* Portugal
* Paraguay
* Romania
* Russian Federation
* Singapore
* Slovakia
* South Africa
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Turkey
* Ukraine
* United Kingdom
* United States
* Venezuela
* Vietnam

If you like to verify my seller reputation or see other art pieces, please contact me. Will answer as soon as possible.

Peace and Blessings from Israel
Elena Kotliarker

Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ElenaJArt

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 30, 2021

If you are looking for original contemporary Israeli art - this shop is for you! The art for sale including original paintings, mixed technique art, Judaica accessories and canvas prints for sale...
If you are looking for vintage posters - please visit my Etsy vintage shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrazyAboutTheVintage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QK1keQoFck

In my work, I make my utmost effort to bring forward the abundant beauty and splendor that is beheld in the Jewish Art. In my method, I do this by embedding the numerous Jewish symbols and icons that have developed throughout many centuries of our rich history and heritage. The symbols mainly identify signs of fortune from the Kabbalah like good health, prosperity, fertility and so on. I believe, that when a person stares at the picture and detects the signs, the fortune will come upon him or her.

There are more than 1200 pieces sold to the following countries:
* Australia
* Austria
* Belgium
* Brazil
* Canada
* Czech Republic
* France
* Germany
* Greece
* Haiti
* Hong Kong
* Hungary
* Italy
* Japan
* Israel
* Malaysia
* Malta
* Mexico
* Netherlands
* Norway
* Portugal
* Paraguay
* Romania
* Russian Federation
* Singapore
* Slovakia
* South Africa
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Turkey
* Ukraine
* United Kingdom
* United States
* Venezuela
* Vietnam

If you like to verify my seller reputation or see other art pieces, please contact me. Will answer as soon as possible.

Peace and Blessings from Israel
Elena Kotliarker

Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ElenaJArt

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About LenaKotliarker

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On Etsy since 2007

Modern Jewish art paintings with embedded Kabbalah symbols

What’s the point in painting?

Imagine you enter a restaurant or a jewelry store… Try to recall that thrilling sensation when an exotic dish or a fascinating luxurious piece of jewelry takes you in and makes you forget about all other business. You feel an urge to grab it, taste it, merge with it… Well, painting is my way to reproduce such sensations and to pass forward the evolving vibrations.

What do my pictures depict?

First of all, it is my strong feeling for the nature of Israel – its rich GARDEN and its blooming and colorful flowery palette… This garden is rich in symbolic forms that are meaningful for Judaism as well for other religions …

How is a painting born?

I make sketches at any free moment - while looking at flowers, sitting on a bench… In these series of small sketches I try to catch rhythms, motives and moods, and to learn them by heart as melodies.

When at home, I stretch a canvas, touch and caress it as if it were alive, expecting its response. I think of a blessing for a work yet unborn. Then I either copy my sketches as they are or develop a new one based on their motives. Drawing is often made in pencil or in charcoal, but my favorite is oil pastel which enables free line drawing… And then, one by one, the paint layers appear.

The first background layer is a bunch of color patches. Then lots of new layers land on top of these preliminary color patches. They are made of paint and paste which helps create a texture both sophisticated and inviting, calling for touch and caress. I give colors a lot of thought, tuning myself to a specific hue, thinking of its energy and its unique message.

Sometimes, while working, I have physical vibrations coming right from my stomach. It’s usually until that stage that I keep searching and repainting, while this precious vibration announces that the real work has started. The image produced at that vibration time is usually full of contrasts, a sharp and unpleasant conglomerate, which I strive to balance afterwards by filling in the lacquers and glazing, creating half-tones and subtle color transitions. The resulting variety combines opaque as well as glowing lacquers. In fact, I am inspired by sophisticated surfaces created by nature, such as the multi-layered surface of minerals, or the play of light in pearls… Minerals provide me with a lot of warmth, their touch causing a pleasant sensation inside that urges to create. So I place them around the candles, sprinkle them with aromatic oils and they help me enter my canvas door into a fairy tale world. Once there, I might pick up one of the stones, study its texture and think of its powers and impact on people.

When I review all those intervening stratums, I start making repairs: erasing at some points, placing accents on others, adding tiny dots and delicate lines so as to achieve an esthetic and harmonious form. Once my new jewel is ready, I thread in some strings of gold…

Art Flavor or Flavor of Art?

The working atmosphere is never complete without music, mate or white coffee as background. White coffee is a Yemenite drink containing ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. When hot, it spreads reviving and relaxing flavors, warming you from inside and filling you with positive energy. And if I also rub some vanilla into my canvas, I paint in the” fresh cake” mood…

So here is a winning recipe for being creative:
* One cup of good music mixed with 10 minutes meditation
* 5 sips of white coffee
* A couple of warm hugs with canvas
* And unlimited number of blessings

Shop members

  • Elena Kotliarker

    Owner

    I believe that when a person stares on my art and detects the signs the fortune will come upon him Passion for the painting goes back to childhood I have completed my studies at the art studio of Mikola House Gallery Kiev Since 1995 I live in Israel

Shop policies

Last updated on September 28, 2020

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you receive something and are less than satisfied, please let me know and I will do what I can to make it right. Please do not leave negative or neutral feedback without contacting me, if I do not hear from you, I have no way of knowing that you are unhappy with your purchase. I strive VERY hard to keep my positive feedback and keep my customers happy.

Return Policy:
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*All return requests must be notified and shipped back within 7 days of arrival. Once I receive your notification I will send you return instructions. Please don't send anything back without following the instructions, it may result in unnecessary fees.
*All returned items must be sent in its original container/bag. Once I receive the item back, I will issue a full refund or exchange within 5 days of arrival back, minus any shipping or customs fees.
* Customer is responsible for all shipping costs, including return shipping.
* Absolutely no returns on sale items or custom made orders.

About the possible extra charges:
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All the incoming from abroad (even returning) post items may be hold by Israeli Customs for verification. In this case the person who receives the item will required to pay for item verification. This payment is divided on two parts: for Israeli Customs and for Post of Israel. The extra payment may reach the value of 60$. Please notice that the decision to hold the post item for customs verification is mostly random and seller does not responsible to cover the extra charges in this case. If there will be an extra charges during customs clearance - they will be charged from the buyer. All the receipt documents will be supplied.


Thus I would refund only if item is sent back in the same condition as it was shipped (undamaged) and the expense of shipping cost both ways is responsibility of the buyer.
Payment
I accept PayPal payments only. But even if you have no PayPal account you can pay with your credit card through PayPal system. The payment process is safe and your credit card number does not saved into database.
Shipping
Any purchased item will be shipped with accordance of the declared handling time (no shipments on Friday and Saturday).
I am taking good care that items are well secured and safe. The shipping service is EMS (Express Mail Services) is available via the Israel Post Office. The specific item can be tracked via Internet, on the National Post Office site. Israel Post Office promises delivery to the customer's door within 4-5 business days.

Warning:
On international orders, please remember that it is your responsibility to clear all customs, VAT taxes etc. I will not be held responsible for any of those.
I strongly recommend to verify in advance the value of taxes and/or customs duties before the item checkout. If this amount is high, it is possible to proceed deal on different way (please send me a conversation for instructions)
Additional policies and FAQs
Covid 19 info: The significant part of the printed production doesn't exists in stock and have to be ordered from the print shop.
Please notice that current lock down limitations in Israel may extend the handling and delivery times because of activity restrictions for small business.

You expected to receive your order with a courier.
Check the package visually before you sign!!! In case if you see that the package is damaged - please reject the item acceptance and don't sign any documents. Try to make a photo of damage and send it to me. The package will be returned to your postal branch and available for pick up during next two weeks.
This is enough time to decide how to be with a package.