My name is Marla Powers, Malka Esther in Hebrew
I paint very colourful gouache works using the Hebrew letters of the Torah, Siddur, Psalms, and other sources of Jewish liturgy. My work is inspired by the story of Noah in the book of Genesis. In that story, G-d made a rainbow covenant with humanity. From this idea, vibrant colour and a deep love of Judaism are my inspiration.
Marla Powers is a Jewish-Canadian artist based in Toronto. She graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Art (drawing and painting).
She continued her Arts education at the Ontario College of Art earning the A.O.C.A. degree in drawing and painting. Marla completed her formal studies at the University of Toronto obtaining a Bachelor of Education Degree concurrent with an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate.