(AJNews) – The stunning art on the cover of this month’s Alberta Jewish News – Edmonton edition is by a very talented artist – Galia Goodman, who specializes in Judaica themed images. Entitled White Tree, it is a gorgeous multi-media painting that uses delicate papercut, collage and acrylics. The original painting measures 20” x 26”. It certainly captures the feeling of Chanukah in Alberta.
Galia is a gifted artist, illustrator and calligrapher whose work is infused with Judaic inspiration and reflects the North Carolina terrain where she lives and other mountain landscapes. Her whimsical image Little Hanukkah Dreidel is another example of her beautiful art that appears on our Calgary Chanukah edition.
“The creative process is as necessary to me as oxygen,” explains Galia. “I understand it as my link to the best part of myself. It connects me to both the spiritual and concrete parts of my life, and without it I would cease to function as a whole person. I see the world in terms of colour and light, shadows and darkness. The shapes that flow in and out and around me are part and parcel of the work that I create.”
Galia has created large works and awards for a number of synagogues, churches, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations. As a self-defined world citizen as well as a strong feminist, environmental activist, supporter of equal rights for all and education for all, and especially for women, she seeks to practice these beliefs.
Galia’s art can be viewed at www.galiagoodman.com.
Her art was brought to our attention by Art and Scroll Studio, a Zoominar series featuring artist interviews; each episode is dedicated to promoting creators and makers of Judaica.
On December 2, 2020 at 7 pm MST join Art and Scroll Studio for a conversation with Galia about what informs and inspires her work. It’s free but you must register at Evenbrite.ca search Art and Scroll Studio or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.