Light, color, joy, and depth define the work of Tzfat glass blower and painter, Sheva Chaya Shaiman. Her vibrant art enlivens her beautiful and popular gallery in Tzfat’s Artist Quarter, where she shares her story, artistic process, and unique insights with thousands of visitors from around the world each year.
Sheva Chaya works in the media of borosilicate glass and watercolor paint. Her art touches on themes of the Land of Israel, Jewish women, Torah and Kabbalah, great mystics, music, and inner light. Sheva Chaya loves to meet new people and share her work.
Sheva Chaya originated in Denver, Colorado where wide open skies and the majestic Rocky Mountains inspired her to begin her career in art. She studied at Princeton University, majoring in visual art and art history, with a concentration in painting. After graduating from Princeton in 1997, Sheva Chaya immigrated to Israel. There, the land, the people, and a rich tradition of spiritual teachings have infused a greater depth to her work.
Sheva Chaya’s artwork attracts art enthusiasts from all four corners of the Earth, and has been featured in several International magazines. She leads various workshops and retreats, and teaches both painting and glassblowing.