The Photographs on this travel blog are a collaborative effort of Jules and Tali Landsman
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I am an artist and a traveler who lives part time in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and spends most of my time wandering around the world.
Painting is my passion, but I also love mountain climbing, writing, traveling, diving, lazying around, skiing, cycling, swimming, reading, hiking, rafting, kayaking, avocado salads, hot springs, gardening, mountains, rivers, forests, beaches, fresh juices, photography and being silly.
Tali Landsman started her career under her maiden name: Revital Tali Reiss. (טלי רייס)
1983- Graduated Vitzo-Zarfat (Vitzo-France) School of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv, Israel.
1986- Worked as an assistant photographer in several photographic studios in Tel Aviv.
1988- Co-owned a restaurant on Bugrashov Street in Tel Aviv,
serving innovative French cuisine.
1991- Moved to the USA, and lived in Manhattan for 5 years.
1996- Moved to Miami; lived in Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and South Beach.
1999- Married Jules Landsman.
2000- Traveled to the Hawaiian Islands and subsequently created two series of abstract paintings, called “Waterfalls” and “Rust.”
2001- Cycled around Japan and subsequently created a series of paintings in oils called “Patterns of Life.”
2002 – Traveled to France and Italy and subsequently created a series of landscape paintings. This series was very well received, and is now all in private collections.
2003- Established a studio and a part time residence in NZ.
2004- Traveled in New Zealand and Australia and subsequently created the series “Unnerving To A Frugalist,” a series of landscape paintings done with an abundant use of paint. This series has been a favorite of many art collectors.
2004- Traveled to many of the Pacific Islands for inspiration and subsequently created a series of imaginary landscapes covered in resin. This series won an award and now is all in private collections.
2005- Moved from Miami Beach to Sweetwater, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
2006- Opened the New Zealand studio, and named it “Contempo Artspace” in Kohukohu.
2006- Traveled to China and to the Tibetan Autonomous Regions, subsequently got interested in making video installations.
2007- Traveled to Malaysia and Singapore, and subsequently created the “Artist’s Sketchbook,” a series of paintings depicting enlargements of the sketchbook of an artist.
Using pencil and charcoal drawings, doodling and acrylic paint, the series combined live drawings with childhood toys and had a playful dreamy undertone.
The series has been very well received and most of it is now in private collections.
2008- Traveled to India to the Rajasthan Region, to research the art and cultural heritage of this region.
Developed an interest in the use of intricate details and patterns in paintings, that brings about a restful meditative state while painting.
2009- Traveled to Taiwan, Hong Kong and the surrounding Islands.
Researched Asian art, symbols and patterns used, which subsequently will be used in her art.
2009- was commissioned to paint a series of twelve large oil paintings depicting the landscape of the Galilee and Golan regions of Israel.
2010- A book of these commissioned Galilee and Golan oil paintings was published by the collector.
2010- Traveled to Japan and subsequently created the “Shibuya- A search for a new identity” series of paintings on large rice paper scrolls, depicting portraits of young Japanese boys and girls, combined with images and drawings of warriors, guardians, court ladies and mythical figures.
2010- Work published in “Studio Visit Magazine” (Open Studios Press)
2011 – Was commissioned to create 24 of the “Shibuya – A search for a new identity” paintings for a private art collector.
2011- Traveled along the Ancient Silk Road in China, by bicycle, train, plane, car, and on foot, from Xian to Kashgar.
The region is filled with natural beauty and is very culturally diverse and awe inspiring.
2011 – Traveled to Nepal where magic and mystery are an everyday reality.
2011 – Traveled all around Morocco and was tantalized by the colors, arts and craft as well as the delicious food and stunning scenery.
2012 – Traveled to the Southernmost islands of Japan and on to Northern Japan and Hokkaido, where they hiked on a Spiritual pilgrimage to Sacred Buddhists mountains.
2012- Went on a private hiking expedition to Bhutan, Sikkim and Northern India.
2012 – Visited Venice Italy and participated in the Venice Carnival.
2013 – Traveled on a hiking expedition to South Korea, hiked sacred tall mountains and visited many Buddhist sites across the country.
2013 – Roamed the Southern beaches of Thailand.
2014 – Went on a Buddhist pilgrimage around Mongolia.
2014 – Traveled to Kyoto Japan, hiked through mountains, meditated and stayed at Zen Temples.
2014 – Traveled to Spain and Portugal, visited Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Córdoba, Madrid and Lisbon as well as hiked the white-washed Alpujarra villages in the Sierra Nevada.
2015 – Traveled to the Philippines, hiked along the ancient rice terraces, soaked in hot springs and dived in the lush island of Negros Oriental.
2015 – Traveled to Myanmar and Thailand, visited remote tribes and ancient cities, hiked to Buddhist temples.
2015 – Started the “COMICS AND SUPERHEROES” Art project and created some new Abstracts.
2015 – Studied Japanese in Hokkaido language school in Sapporo Japan.
2016 – Walked on foot a Buddhist pilgrimage for two months around Shikoku Island in Japan. A journey of 1200 kilometers in search of enlightenment.
2016- Made a Journey to Ladakh, Rishikesh, Shimla, Varanasi, Goa, Kerala and the Ellora and Ajanta Caves in India, in search of Mystics and the wisdom of spiritual masters.
2017- Studied Japanese in Fukuoka on Kyushu Island
2017- Walked the Sasaguri 88 Henro Michi Pilgrimage In Sasaguri Kyushu island Japan.
2017- Traveled to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Visited Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2017- Traveled to Hong Kong and Macau
2018 – Went on a Buddhist pilgrimage around Sri Lanka
2018 – Sold her house and Studio in New Zealand
2018 – Dived in Lembeh and Bunaken islands in Indonesia
2018 – Walked the Nakasendo in Japan – 717 Kilometers from Nihonbashi bridge in Tokyo to the Sanjō Ōhashi Bridge in Kyoto
2018 – Studied Japanese in Kyoto
2018 – Traveled around the Izu Peninsula in Japan
2018 – Walked from Canterbury UK to Reims France as part of the Via Francigena
2018 – Traveled around the France, UK, Berlin and Turkey
2018 – Walked the Lycian Way in Turkey along the Mediterranean Coast
2019 – Walked the 37 Kannon Goddess Temple Pilgrimage in Chugoku Japan, a journey of 1400 Kilometers and 65 days
2019 – Worked on painting the 500 Enlightened Arahats on long silk scrolls (also known in Japan as the 500 Rakans)
2019 – Continued walking the Via Francigena from Reims France to Saint Maurice Switzerland