Born in Safed, Israel, Yossi Bitton was surrounded by the arts and spiritual life from the moment he was born. Safed is also commonly called the “Artist’s Colony” due to the large numbers of creators and creatives that live there. Bitton’s oil paintings range in style and genre. He paints rabbis deep in study and little streets deep within Jerusalem. His artwork always invites the viewer to ponder a greater scene- what is happening beyond the borders of the canvas?