Arie was born in Chile, 1956.
After graduating in Graphic Design in Jerusalem he became a member of a Kibbutz on the edge of the Negev Desert where he began to experiment with jewellery.
His paintings are mainly landscapes, inspired by a deep connection with the Scottish countryside and in particular with Perthshire and the West Coast.
He begins with sketches on the spot and reference photographs. These are taken back to the studio with the aim to capture the mood and emotion felt when originally contemplating the scenery. This in turn creates a constant change in the work. The elemental form of the land, especially the connective points of the sea and shore or hill and sky, is of particular interest.
Colour and vibrancy are essential to the work and these in turn are inspired by Arie’s Mediterranean roots. Many of Arie’s fine works are in private and public collections.