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About the Artist:
Niki Zahava is a visual artist and professional actress based in Massachusetts. Her art work has participated in Awakening Gallery?s group exhibit ?Reclaim? in Chicago, Illinois, Fusion Art?s ?6th Annual Landscapes Art Exhibition? and was included in the winner?s list in Contemporary Art Gallery?s 2021 ?All Women Artist Competition? (photography and digital art category) She earned her Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Classical Theatre Performance and earned her BA in Theatre with a minor in media communications concentrating on graphic art.Inspired by my mother's art, when I was 4 years old and living in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY, I found a box of her oil pastels and outlined the various shapes within the plaster on the walls throughout the apartment. Although colorful, this early exploration as an artist was not appreciated by my mother and thus, my career as a muralist ended. My adult art journey began with digital pastels and digital blending stumps on an iPad. I began to incorporate a few drawing techniques I had learned as an undergraduate student and began creating art digitally. Meditating once again on shapes, art became a new avenue of expression that I found incredibly healing. It became a way for me to express the bubbling inside and a way that keeps me present and focused only on shapes and color. As a survivor of childhood sexual assault and violence, painting and drawing has become a tool and outlet that helps me express my own story. Sometimes that story is hidden behind something whimsical, bold, and colorful, but always the 1st slap of paint comes from deep within and brought out by a note of a song, the colors of the sky or a random shape on the wall. I share this once very private information so that fellow survivors may be inspired to find the healing powers of the arts and so that non survivors may understand how deeply important it is to support the arts both visual and performance based.

The Lands

  • "This piece is inspired by the beauty of the historic FRUIT-LANDS located in Harvard, MA. This particular land was once used as a transcendental experiment by Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women." ~ Niki Zahava This painting will be a engrossing in any room of your home or office. Available for Purchase: The original 12" x 16" Gouache Alcohol Ink painting and as a reproduction of the original. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house? including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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