Arie Vardi was born in Chile in 1956.
He studied Graphic Design in Jerusalem and later became a member of a kibutz on the edge of the Negev Desert. It was here that he learned the art of silversmithing and
He now lives and works in Perthshire and in 1994 he was commissioned to make a gold brooch with a Tay Pearl for Princess Margaret.
His jewellery is inspired by the landscape and the flow of nature. He works mainly in silver and gold
but also incorporates delicate diamonds and semi-precious stones such as moonstones, amethysts and topaz. Afghan lapis has been regarded as of the highest quality since the
time of the ancient Egyptians and Arie uses it to great effect in his 21st century jewellery.
Always inventive and with a new take on the tradition of placing paintings in lockets, Arie has set some of his diminutive paintings depicting the colours of light dancing
on water into resin and silver to create personal, portable, miniature works of art.
His work is featured in private collections world wide.
Price range £65 - £260.
'Arie Vardi : Paintings and Jewellery'
A joint exhibition with Paul Szeiler.
8- 29 September, 2012
The work will be for sale from 6.00pm at our preview.
Please contact the gallery for a preview invitation or
download the invitation.