ORIGINALS

Huvy’s childhood, filled with the wild beauty and heavenly scent of olive trees, wild poppies and gladiolas, was the initial nesting place where her artistic flair and her great love of beauty will first send their tentative roots.

Huvy (Ahuva) Elisha lived in Jerusalem until age six. Much of her fascination for the natural beauty of Jerusalem and its flora were birthed during those early years of wide-eyed childhood exploration of the Judean hills just outside the Bucharim section of her neighborhood.

At age six, following her father’s business dealings abroad, the family moved to Vienna, then Prague, and then London. Too soon, however, the London Blitz forced them to move once again, and the family now found themselves in the beautiful seaside resort of Torquay in Devonshire, South West England.

It was there that Huvy’s artistic talent really began to flourish. Herself an artist, Huvy’s new headmistress recognized Huvy’s prodigious skill and lovingly encouraged her. When Huvy was but 14 years old, the headmistress wrote a recommendation to the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Impressed by her evident talent, the school accepted Huvy as the youngest student ever to enroll, and Huvy began to study at St. Martin’s as a 14-year-old child prodigy.

During the following years, Huvy worked hard and absorbed every art form available. After her marriage, the new couple settled in England for a while. Very quickly, however, the two realized that their true wish was to raise their children in Israel. Huvy, together with her husband and three children, eventually came back home, to Jerusalem.

It was there that Huvy’s artistic talent really began to flourish. Herself an artist, Huvy’s new headmistress recognized Huvy’s prodigious skill and lovingly encouraged her. When Huvy was but 14 years old, the headmistress wrote a recommendation to the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Impressed by her evident talent, the school accepted Huvy as the youngest student ever to enroll, and Huvy began to study at St. Martin’s as a 14-year-old child prodigy.

During the following years, Huvy worked hard and absorbed every art form available. After her marriage, the new couple settled in England for a while. Very quickly, however, the two realized that their true wish was to raise their children in Israel. Huvy, together with her husband and three children, eventually came back home, to Jerusalem.