Dalia’s Art Story
Dalia Hartman Bergsagel
2013-present: "This is my body telling me I need to paint more" Dalia's Art Beginning
This is precisely what I said at the doctor's office in the hospital on hearing I needed to undergo a mastectomy. And then the spontaneity came back. The spontaneity which disappeared the moment I went to Art School so many years ago. So I started painting again the way I did as a kid and as a teenager - without worrying about who was going to like it, who was going to buy it, what colours other people will like. Painting from the heart, painting because I had the need, painting just what I felt like painting.t
About my art
People ask me what I paint. What do I say?
Some of the art is abstract but some has people, birds, trees, buildings - does that make it figurative? Some is acrylic - some is collage, mixed media and some even has fabric incorporated in it, Some is merely decorative and some has messages and concepts in it - does that make it conceptual? Some is large - some is small, some is in vibrant colours - some in less, some is fast - some is painted over weeks and months. Some is very personal - some is not, Some I 'see' in my imagination beforehand - most just evolves as I work on them
In the end, it's my art, which I enjoy but doesn't necessarily come easily to me! It's a journey of exploration. In the beginning I thought I need to find my voice but I now realise that I have a few voices, and that's OK.