| ARTIST’S STATEMENT
I have a fascination with the thought, “What would happen if…” and I love to experiment with
color, placement, and texture. My art is constantly evolving and changing as I experiment with new
techniques and materials. Recently, my work has been primarily using collage and mixed-media, as
these mediums are so exciting for me. In fact, at times, using collage and mixed-media almost
feels like an addiction. I love the look and feel of papers, fabrics and metals, and I like to create
texture in my work. I find that I am most drawn to warm and glowing colors like red, orange,
copper and gold. My work frequently includes layers of handmade papers, stamps, paint, texture,
found objects, inks, metallic, gold leaf, fabric, and elements from nature, such as leaves and
flowers. Most often, I will get nearly finished with a piece, and then spend some time looking at it
to determine what is needed to complete it. Inevitably, I will be moved to make some finishing
touches; a process that feels as if the piece is creating itself. My inspiration comes from my
surroundings, from nature, and from my life. I draw upon my past and my present, as well as from
the various cultures that I’ve been exposed to, and from the history of my people. For others, I
hope that my work brings about wonderment, discovery and re-discovery-- seeing things in a new
or different way
Erella Teitler was born in Israel. She has lived in Burma, Canada, Nigeria, and Cameroon
before moving to the United States. As an artist she has been influenced by the many cultures,
music styles, colors and landscapes she has experienced. Her mother and aunts also inspired her
creativity through their work as fiber artists.
Erella earned a bachelor’s degree at David Yellin Teachers College in Israel. After graduation,
she used her creativity as a teaching tool throughout the United States, Africa and Israel. A few
years ago Erella began pursuing her own artistic talents. She started her own business in jewelry
making and exploring mixed media art.
Erella is a member of Women Painters West, Valley Artists Guild, Jewish Artist Initiative,
Collage Artists of America ,Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art and the Los Angeles
Experimental Artists. She is also on the board of directors of platt Gallery at the American Jewish
university in Los Angeles.
Today Erella is a multi media artist who works in collage, mixed media, altered books and
mono prints. She has exhibited in juried shows plus various locations around Southern California.