I am PAZ, a visual artist who lives and works in LA. I was was born in Israel and grew up in Los Angeles. From a very young age I always loved to draw which naturally led to the desire to learn how to paint. By age 12 I was creating original oil paintings. I was inspired at that young age by surreal and fantastical 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 and never enjoyed teachers telling me how to paint which led to my leaving art college after one year. At age 19 I began my art career. I started by doing local art festival and soon expanded to art festivals throughout the western US as well as gallery shows and many other types of 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. Every single human understands it. I draw from many different traditions for my concepts and symbolism including fantasy, science fiction, and mythology. Each painting I make tells a story. In fact they tell many stories, and each person who sees my work can imagine a different story and meaning from it. Enjoy exploring my work.