“We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things.” – Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881)
Yomtob is native to Camarillo, CA., she graduated cum laude from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in Illustration. She is influenced by late 19th century Symbolist painters Gustav Klimt, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, and many others because of their subjective representation of universal emotions and ideas in art.
Her unique "acrylic on wood" technique uses multiple layers of dripping resins and texture. The subjects are usually female with head dresses, representing our souls journey as we each carry our unique palette of wisdom and experiences.
In the mid 90’s, she met internationally acclaimed Nicaraguan painter, Omar d’Leon. Yomtob has been Omar’s pupil for over 15 years, learning his unique and meticulous oil and wax layering technique. You will discover a thick scratch-like texture, since each layer of oil paint is scratched through to reveal the color beneath. In this way, there is much depth and richness, especially when up close. Yomtob's time spent with Omar has influenced her style, subject matter, and depth as a painter. Omar's technique was influenced, in part, by the Expressionist painters for their similar use of multiple colors that make up "one". Each painting takes months to complete due to "dry" time and the multiple layering technique.When Omar is Stateside, they paint and exhibit together throughout California.
Yomtob's work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Monterey, among others. Her work has earned awards in multiple juried exhibitions.
Oil On Canvas
Acrylic On Wood