About the Artist
Ronnit Barzel

Amongst my earliest memories are those that involved my love for drawing, the discovery of blending colours, and the wonderful scents of the materials I used. Art has always been my passion.

 “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, part Hebrew, embodies 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. Having studied Art and Graphic Design and working in advertising agencies, I proceeded to open a studio of my hand-painted homewares, followed by positions in a variety of industries. I have now orbited back to my original passion of art, design and colour, with the founding of Art with Neshama.

 

Art with Neshama was initially based on the designing of Brachot/Blessings, quotes from the Torah and leading Jewish figures, branching out to personalised plaques, and now also incorporates other Judaica items 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 now feel 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.