Boxing Laila Ali by Ronit Galazan

Cool Painting, what does it mean? What was the story behind it? I’ve create several blog posts to explain my work. Today’s I’ll discuss Boxing – Laila Ali. I love Laila Ali! She is an incredibly strong woman mentally and physically and I find her strength and determination incredibly beautiful. When I was preparing pieces for my Imperfect Beauty collection, I wanted to show women who are vulnerable as well as women who could pack a punch! And then it came to me – it all centers on Laila Ali. The portrait I painted of her is of a very determined woman.

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Am I Still a Woman? original painting by Ronit Galazan

Am I Still a Woman? is the story of a woman who had cancer; beat it; but lost parts of her body as well as part of her identity in the process. She wants to believe she is more than her physical appearance or a vessel for a fetus. She’s trying to find a different and new way to define her femininity on a emotionally and spiritually level.

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East on Central Consider portrait of a woman

I’ve been blessed to have my work accepted in this years East on Central Journal (volume 14, 2015-2016) The painting that was chosen to be published is called Consider. Consider – a portrait of a woman, was created using only a palate knife. This is not a typical style that I use. But in the moment, it was exactly what I needed to create.

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Watching Art by Ronit Galazan

So why is art important? There’s no easy answer to that. Art exists in so many forms and can impact who we are, why we think the way we do and even what we consider to be beautiful. I think art completes the soul. We have people in our lives that we could not live…

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You’ve found the painting that you love, congratulations! Now which wall do you hang it on? And HOW do you hang a picture? Is there one right way? I don’t think so.

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I have the privilege of having many of my Judaic art piece displayed at the L’Chaim Spiritual Center in Deerfield, IL. Rabbi David Begoun and his wife Ali, opened The Center in November of 2014. The L’Chaim Center is “a community of Jewish people who are inspired and yearning to grow in their knowledge and…

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