Intuitive Art by Tavalina


The white canvas, for me, is the embodiment of freedom: it contains an infinite number of possibilities. That is why, at the beginning of the creative process, I must explore a topic, a question, define game rules, and thus limit the boundaries of my process. A conversation then arises between my internal feelings and what is materializing on the canvas, like a continuous melody.

Nothing can surpass the moment where creativity takes over, leading me on a journey where the infinite starts, time stands still and creation is endless.

The paintings are very colourful.  I love the power of colour, and my creativity process alternates between different contrasts – spontaneous vs. exact work, cold vs. warm colours, fast vs. slow, opaque vs. transparent,  and a constructive vs.  adestructive process. Gradually I search for a new balance, a new order.

The paintings are constructed in layers, in a constant movement of exploration on the edge of a cliff.  I try to find in me the consent to get lost, to meet the unknown, to destroy --- then appear discovery and surprise, and the finished paintings are vivid and full of energy.


Tavalina, Rinat Kishony, was born in Haifa, Israel in 1966. She graduated from the Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Architecture, and later moved to Tel Aviv, where she worked for several years. During this time she won a competition to re-design the multimedia museum dedicated to the Israeli Prime Minister, Ben Gurion.


After a personal crisis in her 30th year, she began to paint. “I felt an overwhelming need for colour. I went to my room and found a discarded box of crayons, and began to draw…as if I was in a trance, the paintings were flowing out of me…  and until this very day I haven’t stopped.”  Rinat abandoned architecture, and devoted herself to her art. At the same time, she embarked on a thrilling journey of personal discovery. She left Israel and set off, travelling the world – from India to Costa Rica to Guatemala – and eventually settled down in Italy with her husband and daughters.  There she painted extensively, and presented her work in various galleries. After ten years abroad, Rinat returned to Israel with her family, where she continues painting and presenting her work, as well as teaching intuitive art.

Rinat describes painting as the essence of her life, as an endless journey of research and discovery.


Solo and Group Exhibitions:

2013-21.6-5.7-San gimignano Italy

2013 June-Museo d'Arte e Scienza Milano-collective exibition

2012   march -Italian cultural institute Haifa.  ,Israel 

2012   Israel institute of Technology "Technion" Haifa,Israel                                   

2012   april   London-Gagliardi Gallery,U.K. –collective exibition. 

2011    Chianciano art museum-Biennale-European confederation of art critics award-2’ prize in painting category.,(Italy)

2010 Salle Municipale D'Exposition de EZE (Nice,France)

2009  Galleria 9 Colonne  ,Bologna,Italy

2009  Sala Comunale Montepulciano (Siena,Italy) ,collective

2009  Chiesa di San Agostino Panicale (Perugia,Italy)

2009  Galleria INPOLLIN Treviso,Italy- collective by RAZ DEGAN

2008  Galleria Arte e Restauro ,Cremona,Italy

2008  Sala comunale  Montepulciano (Siena,Italy)
2008  Galleria  Zaztoy  Antibes (France)
2008  Sala comunale  San Gimignano (Siena,Italy)
2008  Casino Barriere di Briancon  (France)
2008  Astoria Park Hotel Garda (Trento,Italy) THE SMILE EXIBITION - collective
2007  Galleria Alisea    Bologna,Italy
2007  Sala Comunale  San Gimignano(Siena,Italy)
2007  Astoria Park Hotel  Garda(Trento,Italy)
2006  Galleria Luca Signorelli  Cortona(Arezzo,Italy)
2006  Galleria Impression  Cetona(Siena,Italy)
2004  Lucignolo centro culturale Verona,Italy
2004  Galleria Incornice Verona,Italy- collective,