I’m Liat, and I’m a creative coach, visual artist, Photoshop educator, tea-over-coffee drinker, naturally curly hair grower, and silly maker. I help creative people live and work more playfully.
Doing the things the “normal” way makes me sneeze. I’ve been known to talk on a phone made out of a piece of paper, tape a potato to a wall, and walk around with my foot in a backpack (not all at the same time but maybe I should get on that). Once, I jetted off to Paris by myself on a whim, and later Colombia, too. I’m always looking for new ways to play, whether in my creative practice or in my daily life.
I’m so glad you’re here, so sit forward, dance around, and make sure to join my email list for my thoughts on living playfully and first dibs on new creative resources.
ARTIST STATEMENT + BIO
Imaginative. Playful. Energizing. Uplifting. Liat’s work beautifully occupies the intersection between digital and analog. Her hand-painted pieces take on new life on the computer, rising above clouds, peeking out from under a waterfall, dripping from a mug, adorning a woman’s head as a crown, and always inviting the viewer to wonder, “what if?”
Her digital pieces are held in private collections from San Francisco to Singapore to Sweden and have been displayed in Cannes, France and New York City.
As a teenager, Liat created forum signature graphics in “Friends” online forums and designed and ran a fan site for her favorite actor (who later personally thanked her via email!). In 2003, she experimented with digital photography using a 1.3 megapixel webcam-slash-camera, which opened a brand new world of visual creativity. Eventually finding herself disenchanted with photography and feeling stuck, Liat playfully blended her photos into painterly, abstract pieces in Photoshop.
In 2016, Liat discovered painting, gravitating naturally towards creating abstract pattern pieces. Her digital and analog work remained mostly separate until, stuck inside during a snowstorm, she imported her analog work into Photoshop where she could manipulate and play with the patterns in a digital environment, opening up infinite possibilities.
Liat loves moving between two media to keep her practice fresh and ideas flowing as each medium plays off of and informs the other. She also loves using her creativity to help other artists keep their practices vital and fresh.
Born in Israel, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and having lived in both France and Colombia, Liat feels happiest when creating and when fueling her sense of wonder exploring new places near and far.
Feel free to use the contact page to get in touch for questions and project inquiries.