Hi! My name is Tali Yalonetzki. I was born in 1983 in the Ukraine, but moved with my family to Israel when I was 7.5 years old. I am an artist and freelance illustrator, and had my work published internationally in children's books and magazines. I've been drawing, painting and creating in every which way since I was a little girl. Creativity, to me, is an overflowing energy, a calming and healing expression of life. I've channeled this energy into my studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, and graduated in 2009 with a BA in visual communications, having majored in illustration. My thesis work was an illustrated book with short stories by my father, a project which was dear to my heart, evoking the reader's nostalgia for children's books and bedtime stories.
I live and work in Tel Aviv with my family. I am constantly inspired by the vibrant urban city I live in and the colorful people I meet. Light is a huge inspiration and motivator in all my work, painting frozen moments in everyday life that will become the nostalgic images and heartfelt memories which we all keep in our hearts. I'm a photography enthusiast and love taking pictures of my friends and creating memories of my own. I work with acrylic paints and oil pastels to achieve the nostalgic softness and impressionist style of my paintings. The tiny canvas renderings of my paintings are reminiscent of a great family album, giving you a glimpse into the moments that make up a person's life and stay with them.