Background

1962 Born in Tel Aviv \ 1976-1981 studied drawing and etching \ 1986 BFA SMFA and Tufts University, Boston \ Lives in Tel-Aviv with artist Dani Eshet and two daughters \ Teaches drawing painting and color at Shenkar College of Design and Holon institute of technology and design \ 1986-2017 Exhibits one person gallery and museum shows and participates in numerous group shows \ 2011 Founded Internet original art print shop www.floraartprintshop.etsy.com

Statement

For the past few years I have been focusing on small format work, mostly in watercolors and gouache, exploring my favorite themes of flowers and gardens, birds and animals and vintage dishes.
Gardens and flowers have always been a source of joy and inspiration to me, they take me back to wonderful childhood memories of my grandmother's vast garden and send me exploring hidden gardens of my lively city.
I love the Mediterranean light in my Tel-Aviv studio and try to keep a fresh brightness in all my art, mixing sweet soft pastels in some pieces and saturated joyful colors in others.

Miri Eshet, 2018

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Gray Matter - Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2009
Tel Aviv Gardens - Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel, 2006
Library Garden - Michal Center, Rehovot, Israel, 2001
Paper Bag Garden - Arad Museum, Arad, Israel, 2000
Hope Gardens - Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot, Israel, 2000
Pleasure Gardens - Commemoration Art Gallery, Kiryat Tiv'on, Israel, 1999
Knot Gardens - Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1998
Kibbutz Rosh Ha'Nikra, Israel, 1997
Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1996
Sarah Erman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1992
Visual Arts Center , Beersheba, Israel, 1991
Debel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 1989
The Space, Boston, MA, 1986
Tat Rama, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1985