(AJNews) – The beautiful image on the cover of the Alberta Jewish News Edmonton Edition is by Naomi Broudo, featured artist in November 2020 on Art and Scroll Studio.
Naomi Broudo was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Coming from a family of extremely creative people she always had someone to look up to, learn from, and make art with.
She left Winnipeg after high school to go to Israel for a few months. Her few months turned into living in Israel for 12 years, getting married, having a son, becoming a kibbutz member, and, eventually, going to art school.
“Living on a small, young kibbutz in northern Israel, there were always more important things to be done,” explained Broudo. “I spent my spare time designing kids’ toys out of plastic pop bottles, decorating for holidays, creating huge wedding cakes in many shapes, designing the occasional ketubah for friends, and waiting patiently.”
After living in Israel for 12 years as a Kibbutz Adamit member, she returned to Vancouver in 1986, enjoying a successful career as a graphic designer for 25 years.
“My body of work is constantly influenced by the world we explored and continue to experience every year,” noted Broudo. “I try to keep my offerings fresh with new techniques I learn along the way as well as the cultures and traditions that we explore that become part of my soul.”
Season 2 of Art and Scroll Studio begins on October 6, 2021 and feature artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. To register, visit www.artandscrollstudio.com. Tickets are virtual and free.