Talia LeHavi

 

Talia Lehavi is an artist born and based in England. Her work invites meditation upon nature and its relationship with colour, light and movement.  As she draws or paints, she gradually unravels the underlying qualities of balance and harmony within her subject matter.

What interests her most is observing the formation of line and pattern: from the blades of grasses to a bird’s feather; from the shifting of clouds to the beat of my heart; from the maps of stars in heaven to the trunk of an old oak tree. She continuously strives to reveal beauty and elegance within the natural rhythm of life and look to her work as a place of well-being, empowerment and inner peace.

The materials used are natural and organic water-based pigments, powders, and Japanese black ink. They afford a rich palette of hues and allow for both extreme precision and flow of movement. The way they blend together can be captivating and harmonious. Occasionally, gold and silver is added, as these reflect light differently at each hour of the day, changing the glow of the work from within.

Lehavi’s work is an attempt to find and enjoy a moment in time. The materials embrace the moment, echoing their mark on the paper or canvas, and becoming eternal for a short while. She is keen to explore images that can stand the test of time, that would still be of fascination in years to come, and yet are potent in the here in now. Her artwork evokes a sense of balance, hope, and joy.