Today we’d like to introduce you to Osnat Tzadok.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a 50-year old female artist and a mother of two wonderful children. I was born and raised in Israel but relocated to Canada with my family about 19 years ago.
How I started painting? How I discovered my call? This is an amazing story that changed my life:
At the age of thirty-three, I was a housewife, busy raising my two children. My whole life revolved around running and managing my family’s home, as I didn’t have a work permit at the time. It was one morning when a friend of mine gave me a book to read “The Power of the Subconscious Mind”, by Joseph Murphy. She told me it changed her life and handed it on to me. I thanked her but was too tired to read the book as I preferred to sleep when I could.
I left the book on my night desk for few nights before getting curious about it. However, the moment I started reading it I couldn’t leave it.
What this book is about you may ask. Well, ‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’ explains the mechanics, so-to-say, of our subconscious mind. It teaches the reader various techniques for removing obstacles that prevent us from achieving the success we want/deserve.
When I finished the book, I was still a full-time mom, and I didn’t even know where to start or what to ask, but I did have faith in the ideas and techniques I read in the book. So as suggested, I decided to create my own bed-time pray that I repeated night after night. In essence, I prayed to find my purpose in life, with the conviction that the answer is already given to me, and with the sincere feeling that I have already accomplished this goal.
Two weeks went by, and another friend came over, asking me to go with her to an art supply store. I refused to go as I needed to make dinner and it was too late to take my two little ones with me. However, she insisted, and I need to thank her for that. The moment I stepped into that store I felt strange, I felt ignited. I felt exasperated and intrigued… I was staring at the canvases, brushes, and paints with a strong attraction. So I bought a few basic materials, rushed home, cleared the kitchen table and started to paint. I felt like I was in a state of flow with my own creation, and it felt awesome. I started to fill my house with paintings in within a month; all my walls were virtually covered with new artworks.
I still didn’t make the connection to the book I read and to the way I practiced it, but when I did, I started to change my prayer and imagined myself making sales and shipping those artworks to new customers. The following month I started selling my artworks on eBay. At first, I sold them for very small amounts, but as I started gathering feedback and reputation, my sales grew stronger. Few months after my first sale I started reaping the fruits of my effort, as bidders were fighting over my artworks with bidding wars.
The process of creating art, selling it online and receiving great feedback was a fun and exciting process that span me into creating more art and re-inventing myself over and over again. I experimented with different painting techniques and stayed attuned to market needs.
Please tell us about your art.
I create abstract art with or without texture, colorful or minimal color palette. I paint without planning ahead, without picking up favorite colors or paints. Abstract style allows me to detach myself from the physical world and delve into my inner world where the real celebration is taking place.
As a spiritual person but especially as an artist – flow is my motto. Flow is the art of letting things happen; it is where the subconscious is leading the conscious, and where the apparent is giving way to the hidden. You may think of it as the process where magic takes place.
Although there are different abstract artists creating artworks in different styles, there is one thread that unites them all. The ability to play with colors without giving too much thought into the process is in the core of their creations. In my mind, if it were left to meticulous planning and thought, the artworks would come out too technical and obvious. Being able to flow with the creation while it is created, gives it its spark and beauty, and opens it up to the viewer’s interpretation.
What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think that in these days there are many platforms to sell your art and galleries are not the only solution. There are many good online sites to sell your art. If you don’t have the time to invest in searching, posting, and marketing, you can pay other professionals to do the job for you and concentrate only on creating.
To help artists, I would suggest to build an online help platform where a well-experienced artist can help young emerging artists with advice on marketing and other questions they may have.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
As an artist who sells online, people can search for my website at: https://osnatfineart.com/
- Website: https://osnatfineart.com/
- Phone: 4089095723
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/osnattzadok/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OsnatFineArt/