About the Artist
Ronnit Barzel

 “Art with Neshama” means Art with Soul. Art is a significant part of my soul, as is my Judaism. The name I chose for my business, part English and part Hebrew, defines where I stand in this world and how I view it, a combination of two different worlds. Born in Israel but having grown up in Melbourne, Australia, I made Aliyah at age 22. Not only was it a return to my birthplace, but also the continuation of my paternal pioneering lineage, which had settled in the Land of Israel seven generations earlier. I studied Art and Graphic Design, starting off in advertising agencies, which continued on arrival in Israel. This was followed by the opening of a studio of my hand-painted homewares and thereafter working in several industries. Recently I circled back to my original passion of art, design and colour with the founding of Art with Neshama.

 

My business was initially based on the designing of Brachot/Blessings, quotes from the Torah and leading Jewish figures, which branched out to personalized plaques, and has continued to incorporate other Judaica and homeware. The desire originated from my own personal experience of searching for original Israeli gifts for family and friends overseas and in Israel, especially personalised gifts. I have always been an avid gifter, and I feel blessed to now be part of a larger chain of gift giving. I am excited to be able to add colour, Judaica/Yiddishkeit and vibrancy into homes around the world & invite you to view my collections.