I am PAZ, I was was born in Israel and grew up in Los Angeles. From a very young age I always loved to draw which led to the desire to learn how to paint. By age 12 I was creating original oil paintings. I was inspired by surreal painters such as Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch. I took many different art classes throughout my teen years and through college, but the best classes I always found were the uninstructed workshops where you can paint from a model and learn light, color, expression, and anatomy without a teacher. I always had a style of my own. At age 19 I began my art career. I started by doing local art festivals and soon expanded to festivals throughout the western US as well as gallery shows and many other venues.
Everyone who sees my work says I have a very distinctive style with surreal, impressionistic, and expressionistic elements. I don’t fall into any one genre but the style is always recognizable. I work in many different mediums including oil and acrylic paints, drawings, wood carvings, clay and resin sculptures. I concentrate mostly on the human figure, although I have painted many other subject matters. I feel the human form is the most expressive and communicative thing that someone can paint. I draw from many different traditions for my ideas including fantasy, science fiction, and mythology. Each painting I make tells a story. In fact they tell many stories, and each person who sees it imagines something different. Enjoy my work.