Shoshana van -Tijn especially likes days when the ocean opposite her home is stormy. On such days she crosses the road from Moshav Liman where she lives and stands facing the waves of the Mediterranean. These are the moments her artist’s soul is charged with energy. The sights of clouds intertwining above the gray water, the raging waves foaming charging at the beach where sand and rocks lie in confusion. Shoshana stands there taking pictures.
שThen she takes all the sights back to her home studio at the community’s “expansion” area. There she sits calmly, digesting the sights she had seen and giving them the necessary interpretation; that which turns a photograph into a work of art.
At Shoshana’s studio you can see all her paintings, not only the ones made on stormy days, but also those made on calm summer days. However, Shoshana is not only a painter; she also etches on glassware, mostly flowers and pomegranates, some depicting the nature surrounding her home, others from the seashore.
Shoshana was born in the Netherlands and followed her husband to Israel a short time before the six-day war. About her work she says: “I find a lot of peace and quiet in the paintings, even if at times they depict the dramas of nature.”
To see and purchase Shoshana’s works you are invited to visit her home at Moshav Liman.