My name is Yaffa Wainer. I am an Impressionist-Naturalist artist
I was born in 1949 in Israel by the name of Yaffa Politi. I have always been interested in art and gained great experience with various materials, techniques, and crafts. My artistic life began as a young woman during the 1970’s, and since then art has always been a central part of my life. However, my major exposure and craftsmanship that lasted most is painting. I gained my formal artistic knowledge in several Israeli art institutes and workshops with Israeli artists.
I started to paint professionally while living in the Philippines (1990’s). My mentor there was Roger San Miguel, a valued Filipino artist who is known as “The Impressionist of the Philippines”. He tutored me and exposed me to the magical world of Impressionism-Naturalism painting. While in the Philippines I mostly painted my immediate environment. Despite the harshness that was all around, I tried to convey in these paintings the harmony and tranquility that I believe could be found everywhere. During my living in the Philippines I traveled to many Asian countries and their influence is apparent in my paintings.
My themes are now inspired by national and international pastoral and the natural harmony that exists almost everywhere – as long as one is able to uncover it – as I am trying to do in my paintings.
My next exhibitions:
“Israeli Art” February 19th 2016 Tel Aviv, Israel
“Between Hope and Despair ” June 8th 2016 at Municipal Gallery, Herzliya, Israel
Yaffa Taking acting roll at Herzliya Artist Organization.