Meet the Artist

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Pablo Picasso

 

 

If you’re stopping by my studio, chances are something magical is in the works. Did you meet the love of your life? Welcoming a baby into your home? Coming up on your 50th wedding anniversary?  Let me be the first to wish you a big, hearty Mazel Tov! Whatever the occasion, I am here to help you celebrate the important passages of life with meaningful art that will forever remind you of this special moment.

Hi, I’m Anna Abramzon. I create soulful, whimsical paintings with a Jewish twist. My paintings capture the spirit and beauty of traditional motifs, while combining them with a fresh, contemporary perspective. Welcome to my studio!  

It all Began with a Love Story

I was fresh out of art school when I moved to beautiful, mysterious Jerusalem, Israel in search of adventure and inspiration --- and to everyone’s surprise very quickly met someone who would inspire me for the rest of my life: Patricio. And when I say quickly, I mean quickly --- we got engaged 6 days after I arrived! My parents almost had heart attacks.

When we started planning our Big Fat Jewish Wedding, I was a bit overwhelmed. The more we dove in to the customs and rituals, the more there was to learn. While we found it all fascinating, not everything we learned fit our point of view and values. It was our first lesson in building our modern Jewish family.  We realized that a Jewish wedding is something that we would have to shape, mold and make our own.

When it came time for our ketubah (traditional Jewish marital contract), it was important to us that both the art and the text was something we could fully stand behind and proudly display in our home for the rest of our lives. So, naturally, we decided to write our own text and of course I just had to paint it myself. Our ketubah was the first piece of Judaica I ever created.  I didn’t come from a background of creating “Jewish art." I was a realist figurative portrait painter – at the time I was busy showing big figurative paintings in galleries. But when the inspiration of my mystical new surroundings combined with our whirlwind romance, the colors practically jumped off my paintbrush and into an emotional, vibrant painting whose power surprised me.

After our wedding, friends and friends of friends started asking me to make ketubahs and wedding invitations for them. And that’s how my art studio was born.   

 

Saying “I do”, Your Own Way

Planning a wedding, is a really big deal. I get it, I was there. Choosing your ketubah is one of the most important decisions you will make as an engaged couple --- because let’s be honest, it is one of the few things that will stay with you long after the wedding day. This is why I offer a wide selection of designs, all kinds of ketubah texts (including Interfaith, Reform, Conservative, Humanist, Orthodox and same-sex versions of all modern texts), and an “a la carte” approach to options and pricing. So, whether you want a hand-painted ketubah with papercut and gold leaf, or you are on a tight budget but still want your ketubah to be a show-stopper, I am here to hold your hand and be your partner through this process. I will personally make sure that ordering your ketubah is the most fun, easy, and meaningful part of wedding planning.

Browse my ketubah collection, learn more about commissioning custom art, or browse gifts, mezuzah cases, challah boards, and other unique finds! And guess what else? At the start of every month I send out a free art gift that is not available on my website. Want to get yours? Sign up here.