Avi Belaish, was born in 1954 in Moshav Neve Neeman in the Sharon Region. At a very young age , he was introduced to the world of drawing and art through the encouragement and support of his mother. While growing up, avi received his formal education in kibbutz “kinneret” . his studies in the “kibbutz” greatly influenced his world view as he encountered other cultural experiences. These experiences , while different than his previous past in moshav neve neaman ( a co-operative Israeli settlement) , helped him merge both cultures, and molded his perception of reality . during this process avi’s striking characteristic of being .The artist states that his village home was the source of his unique experiences and many fascinating adventures.