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Email: talilandsman@me.com   WWW.TALILANDSMAN.COM


Life and Art are interlinked and inseparable.

Life is a creative act and I am eager to understand the meaning of life and the possibilities of art to enhance life, and to challenge our beliefs and encourage our growth.

I am an artist and a traveler living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.


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. Created a small series of lacquered cube painting of diving.

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 in France, to Saint Maurice Switzerland

2020 – Walked with friends along the East Coast of Taiwan

2020 – Walked the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage in Japan

2020 – Walked the Edo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage around Tokyo and its suburbs

2020 – Walked 1007 kilometers Along The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage in Japan. The Saigoku pilgrimage is a 1300 years old pilgrimage along the 33 sacred temples dedicated to Kannon (Quan-in) the Goddess of mercy and compassion.


Past Art Exhibitions:

Midwest Salute To the Masters- IL 2000*, 2001, 2002 – *Won the Arts Council Signature Piece Award

Beaux Museum of Modern Arts – Coral Gables FL 2003, 2004, 2005

Greenwich Village Art Festival – New York City 1998

Gold Coast Art Festival – Chicago IL 2001, 2002, 2003

Wells St. Art Show – Chicago IL 2001, 2002, 2003* – Won 1st. Place in oils and acrylics

Hyde Park Art Show – Tampa FL 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Miami Beach Festival Of The Arts 1999

Grove Art Festival – Coconut Grove – FL 2004

St. Stephen’s Coconut Grove Art Show 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Bayou City Art Festival- Houston Texas 2001, 2002, 2003

Las Olas Art Festival – Ft. Lauderdale FL 1999, 2000- 2005

Oviedo Art Show – FL 1998 – Won A merit award in oils

Chicago Tribune Art Festival – Chicago IL 1998, 2003

South Miami Art Festival – FL 1998, 1999, 2002

Downtown Pensacola Art Festival – FL 1998

Contemporary Art Center Of Virginia Beach Art Festival 1998, 2000

Krasl Art Center Art Show – Lake Michigan USA 2002

Art Museum Of Western Virginia – Roanoke VA  USA – 2001, 2002, 2003

Jacksonville Artworks Art Show – FL 1999

Jacksonville San Marco Art Show – FL 1998, 2002

Santa Fe Community College Art Show, Gainesville, FL – FL 1999

Stone Arch Festival Of The Arts- Minnesota Minneapolis 2000

East Lansing Art Festival – MI USA 2001

Evanston Fountain Square Art Show – IL USA 2001, 2002

Skokie Art Show – IL USA  1999, 2001

Shadyside Art Festival – Pittsburgh PA 1998, 2000

Three Rivers Art Show – Pittsburgh PA 2002

Wyandotte Street Art Fair – MI 2000

Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts – FL 1998, 2000

Indianlantic Art Festival – FL 1998

Key Largo Art Festival – FL 1998, 1999

Anna Maria Island Art Show _ FL 1998

Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club Fine Art Show- FL 1998

Aventura Arts Festival – FL 1998, 1999

Art Event at Cocoa Village- Cocoa Beach FL 1998, 1999

Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival – FL 1998, 2001

St Armands Art Festival – Sarasota FL- 1998

Downtown Naples Fine Art Show – FL 1998

Siesta Key Art Show – FL 1998, 2002

Outdoor Juried Art Festival Downtown, Boca Raton, FL 1998, 1999

Downtown St Petersburg Beach Art Festival – FL 1998

Downtown Stuart Art Festival -FL 1999, 2000

Naples National Juried Art Exhibit – FL 1998

St. Augustine Art Association Festival –FL USA  2001

Ponte Vedra Beach Art Festival – FL USA 1998, 1999

SunFest Fine Art Show West Palm Beach, FL USA 2001, 2003

Polk Museum of Art at Mayfaire-by-the-Lake – Lakeland, FL 1998

Ybor City  Arts  Series – Tampa FL  USA 1998

Jupiter Artfest By The Sea – Jupiter FL  USA 1999, 2000, 2001

Palm Harbor Festival Of the Arts -FL  USA 1999

Dunedin Art Show – FL  USA 1999, 2000, 2001

Riverside Avondale festival Of The Arts – FL  USA 1999

Novi Art Festival – MI  USA 2000

Art Museum Of Western Virginia – Roanoke VA – 2001, 2002, 2003

Galveston Art Show – TX  USA 2001

Plantation Art Show – FL  USA 2001

Milton Art Festival – FL  USA 1998 – *Won 1St. Place in oils and acrylics

Cantigny Fine Art and Sculpture Show – IL  USA 2002

West End Art Show – IL  USA 2002

Grand Haven Art Show – MI  USA 2002

57 Street Art Fair – Chicago IL – USA 2009

Beachwood Art Festival – OH  USA 2003

Toledo Botanical Gardens Art Show – Ohio 2003

Fairchild Tropical Gardens Art Show – FL 1998, 1999

JCC Saint Louis Missouri – A One Woman private show “Texture” 2001

“Liquid Vision” exhibit in collaboration with Jules Landsman – Contempo Artspace NZ 2006

“Patterns Of Life” – Contempo Artspace – NZ 2007

Original Art Show – Wellington NZ 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Affordable Art Show – Manakau NZ 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


17 Comments on “About Me”

  1. Hi,I got a dzi it is the old one it doesn’t have a eye it’s size is small I didn’t got a expert person to find it

    • Dear Dorji Tsering,
      I do not trade in Dzi, I wrote an article on the subject of the importance and value of those mythical Tibetan Dzi Agate Beads, which are not very known to the rest of the world.

      I know that there are many traders and the value change drastically based on who trades them.
      Original old Dzi, even a broken one with no eyes, can still be valuable.

      They trade between a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.
      If you find a trader who sell them online, you can send them a photo and if you know the history of your Dzi, then maybe they will be able to get you a valuation.

      I hope this helps,
      With warm regards and Tashi Delek,
      Tali Landsman

  2. Hi Tali. I obtained my first painting/print by you. It is titled urban monkeys. Can you tell me what year were they made and if you know how much more or less it is worth. Inside the frame you I found you dedicated it to Marci.

    🙂 Jannette

  3. Nice to meet you! You seem to be a very woldly and wonderful person. Following your blog 🙂 Mongolian friend

    • Hi Bill,
      Great to hear from you!
      I hope all is well with you and yours.
      I can’t imagine why you think you owe me an apology.
      I have only good memories of you and the ideas we shared.
      You let me read a soulful and beautiful poem that you wrote to your wife, and you said some wise words about love and life….
      Overall, a pretty cool guy.
      Many Blessings,

      • …and you continue, Tali, with another positive response. Without going into detail, and for whatever reason, I became competitive with you…thinking some of your posts, not necessarily to me, were fashioned primarily to gain some degree of social media notoriety. Sorry, ’bout that. I’ve since learned to recognize the bungee-jump path through life.
        All is well here, as I wish for you. I’ve retired since our past communications and, perhaps, inspired by your effervescent force, have written a couple of books. They’re on Amazon but self-published. I’m flattered that you remember the poem.
        I appreciate you’re responding to my post and would be tickled if we could occasionally continue our, one time, budding friendship.

  4. I just signed up to ‘follow’ your blog. Not sure what I’m getting into…uncharted territory for me. I figured maybe we can cross swords again…maybe plastic ones:)

  5. Tali,
    Do you still own a place or visit Sweetwater? I have property here and live from here year round and love the area. You may know that we are working to preserve the lake, caves, and surrounding area from private development. (pro’s/con’s) We’re optimistic to make it a special place for people to visit and hope to preserve things in the process.

    • Dear Derrick,
      Thank you so much for your message. Yes, we have been living in Sweetwater for the past 16 years.
      We love it here in the mountains.
      Yes, we also are hopeful that the Sweetwater lake will become a community open park area.
      Let us hope so!
      Best wishes,

  6. Hi Tali. Been wondering what you and Jules have been doing . We are in New Mexico on holiday on way to NZ . Maybe visit Kohukohu.
    Mike Nixon and Amy Rappaport

    • Hi Mike and Amy,
      So good to hear from you!
      We are in Colorado, but leaving very soon to go on a two months trip to dive in Zanzibar.
      Hope you are enjoying beautiful New Mexico and bracing yourselves for quarantine in NZ….
      With love and friendship,
      Tali and Jules

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