Who is Ilana Vared

From early childhood Ms. Vered’s inherited talent and interest in painting was obvious. However, being also a child protégé in music, her early practice in the visual arts were more of self-education and exploration.

As an adult her passion for painting kept growing.

While juggling a career as an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Ms. Vered started devoting an increasing amount of time to the Scholastic training of painting.

She started drawing in New York at the Spring Street Drawing Studio under master teacher  and painter Minerva Durham. She studied at the Parsons School of Design, The New York Academy of Design, The New York Student Art League, as well as workshops with B. Baxter in Provence.

Eager to further her skills in her main interest, portrait painting, Ms. Vered attended the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, for three years.

It was under the tutelage of Charles Cecil (himself, trained by R. H. Ives Gammell and Richard Frederick Lack), that Ms. Vered was exposed to the nearly lost drawing and painting techniques developed from the Renaissance through the 19th Century French academic tradition.

With her newly acquired skills and knowledge, Ms. Vered went on to study at the École Des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Today Ms. Vered divides her time between Israel, at the Jerusalem School of renowned artist Israel Hershberg, Italy and the US.

Ms. Vered’s paintings have been shown at the Ann Long Fine Arts Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, for the opening of the Spoleto Festival. Previously, her works have been featured at the American Art Show and the Guicciardini Gallery in Florence, Italy, and the Spring Street Studio in New York City.

Ms, Vered’s paintings can be found in numerous private collections including those of Susan and Charles Wadsworth of New York, Marcella Pana of Florence, Betsy and Victor Gotbaum of New York, and Esther and James Ferguson of Charleston, South Carolina, and Aspen, Colorado, Michael TilsonThomas of San Francisco and Miami.

Ms. Vered has been a frequent guest on television and radio, including appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Merv Griffin Show, as well as guest performances on the PBS network in the United states and the BBC in the United Kingdom.

In collaboration with the noted Swiss movie producer Adrian Marthaler, Ms. Vered has made a series of unusual feature-length films entitled “Looking at Music,” which was telecast by the BBC, and the Arts and Entertainment and Bravo cable networks.

These films are being distributed as home videos in the U.S. By BMG.