Desert Flowers, oil on board, 10x12




Jessica Friedman Vaiselberg


Capturing the light and essence of Israel has been the goal of Jessica Friedman Vaiselberg in painting her luscious landscapes. She quite frequently travels with her family to the holy land to be inspired by the beauty, passion and innocence that place brings to her paintings. Vaiselberg has strong ties to Israel and has frequented this subject matter for the past seven years as a continuous flowing energy of abundant inspiration. Vaiselberg wants the public to feel Israel, not only a country and a people, but as an inner emotion and a fervor of energy the way that she passionately reveals in her work.


Displayed in this show Desert Flowers was started in 2007 in her time spent in Bay Ayin, a small caravan community in the Judean Hills. Vaiselberg was drawn to the beauty of this place and remained there to paint and study for several months. These flowers surrounded the rear of the caravans and Vaiselberg awoke daily to these constantly changing flowers first green, then purple, then more golden and as they dehydrate in the warmer months brown and white. She photographed these mysterious thorny plants many times on her trip and was determined to paint them. This piece was finished in 2008 in her Brooklyn based studio.




Jessica Friedman Vaiselberg