I was born at Kibbutz Gevim in the northern Negev of Israel and today live in the heart of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
When I was growing up, my kibbutz still maintained the unique educational system in which babies and children lived in a designated children’s house with their peer group instead of with their parents. At the time, I did not know any other option existed and enjoyed growing up among children. I was a dreamy child who would spend hours watching the clouds in the sky, discovering a wealth of shapes, figures, and animals in them.
While I loved the sense of togetherness we had at the kibbutz, I also always needed a space of my own and yearned to be truly free and independent. During my youth, I would spend summer vacations working in the kibbutz’s cotton fields, searching for and identifying pests. This involved waking up early, before sunrise, boarding a dusty jeep with the other field workers, descending from the jeep alone in the section of the field I was assigned that morning, and meticulously checking the leaves of the cotton plants for signs of damage. I enjoyed the open spaces, the tranquility, and watching the sunrise over the fields at the start of each new day. After completing high school and before starting my mandatory service in the Israeli army, I spent a year performing community service. I served as the editor of the newsletter for the kibbutz youth movement and lived in a commune in Tel Aviv. I fell in love with the lively, colorful, tumultuous, promising city; it was clear then that I would return to it sooner or later.
In the army, I was an education NCO in the Nahal Brigade. I was responsible for initiating and organizing study days and courses on topics related to culture and society for participants from the various Nahal bases. In between, when I was in the city, I went to art classes.
After completing my army service, I returned to the kibbutz for a while and spent four years studying art. I majored in painting and print. At the end of my studies, I decided to leave the kibbutz. I moved to Tel Aviv, fully aware that I was embarking upon a new life adventure.
I began to write for the Dvar newspaper, mainly its weekly Dvar Hashavua review. I would write articles about, profiles of,and interviews with artisans and artists from every corner of the culture and art world. At the same time, I worked on a distinctive art project with cancer patients and their families in the oncology unit of Ichilov Hospital. After Dvar closed, I continued my journalistic career at other venues, such as the Olam Ha’isha (Women’s World) journal, where I edited the extensive arts section.
I derived much satisfaction from the craft of writing, but felt a growing need to give art a more significant place in my life. I decided to leave journalism and dedicate myself to painting. A decade after returning to painting, in 2012, I had my first solo exhibition. Ever since, I have been enjoying the dynamic process of creation as it constantly transforms, develops, and renews.
In recent years, I also began to delve into energy healing. Life has brought me challenges, crises, and severe disasters. The loss of my brother Tsur Golan, who was killed during his IDF service, followed by my sister Avishag Golan-Raban’s death from cancer were among the events that shook and shaped me. They left their mark on me, influencing my path and worldview. Coping with the pain and loss strengthened my awareness and desire to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
solo exhibition of watercolor paintings and pencil sketches at the Tova Osman Art Gallery in Tel Aviv
"View. Location" 2013
solo exhibition of watercolor paintings at the Tova Osman Art Gallery in Tel Aviv
"Desert Road" 2014
group exhibition in which I displayed a large charcoal drawing, Tmu-na Theater
“Homeland Lesson” 2017 group exhibition in
which I displayed watercolor paintings at the Art Workshop Gallery in Yavne
“Mirror, Mirror” 2019 group exhibition in honor
of International Women’s Day in which I exhibited pencil sketches at the Tova
Osman Art Gallery in Tel Aviv
“Mirror, Mirror” 2020 group exhibition in
honor of International Women’s Day in which I exhibited pencil sketches at the
Tova Osman Art Gallery in Tel Aviv
1982-1985 Faculty of Arts-Hamidrasha in Ramat Hasharon (major in painting and print) 2011 Watercolor painting seminar at Neot Smadar taught by Maya Cohen Levy 2013 Watercolor painting seminar at Neot Smadar taught by Maya Cohen Levy 2014 Drawing seminar at Neot Smadar taught by Maya Cohen Levy