My name is spelled Mirit but for those who don't know me, it's pronounced Mereet. I'm obviously an artist but I'll tell you a little bit about myself.
I was born in Israel on July 4th, 1976 but grew up outside a jungle in Nigeria, Africa. I ended-up spending most of my life in Los Angeles and Vegas and currently reside with my daughters in Florida.
I started my adult life on the wrong foot by marrying a really bad dude and having two kids with him. One day, however, I had the courage to run away with the kids and I never looked back. I've been raising Makana and Kiki as a single mom most of their lives and we have a wonderful life together.
I've accomplished many things this lifetime. I have done many celebrity interviews and have written a lot of poems and content. I am an expert in Public Relations and have helped many CEOs and celebs with PR campaigns. But what I'm most proud of is the endless hours that I have put into volunteer and humanitarian work over the last 20 years. I have helped the homeless, led many recovery programs for inmates in jails, am one of the top disaster response experts in the US and have championed causes for human rights and drug education.
I didn't pick up a single paint brush until I was 42, this last year and I haven't been able to stop painting from the day I started. For some reason, I can paint with no former training. It's taken over my life. I paint every chance that I get and sometimes wake up in the middle of the night or at 5 am because I have to paint.
I decided to start an ART company, movement, empire -call it what you may- because I had a very specific purpose. I knew that ART is very valued for a few reasons but I'll name two.
First of all, wealthy people have always purchased it as a means of retaining the value of their money. Valuable ART is worth more over the years than any bank account will ever pay you and if it's the real deal, it will only appreciate.
The second reason is that ART is the highest form of communication. If you look at postings, movies, music, they distract us from our problems and let us imagine a different reality. In a world mired with suffering, injustice, crime, drugs and problems, a distraction from those things and a little inspiration is worth its weight in gold.
So, I decided to create beautifully colorful art, which impinges on your imagination and will become an immortal, multi-sensory, high-quality investment.
How did I do that? I made beautiful paintings, which celebrities began to purchase and I partnered with one of my favorite artists, master craftsman Peter Erdei of Erdei Wood Designs. Peter was already super successful, catering to the wealthy, celebs, architects and designers. He's showcased in design magazines and I knew that he uses some of the most expensive wood and elegant epoxy and glass designs in the world.
Many artist came and left never having a sense of the value of their ART on society as it wasn't fully valued while they were alive. I chose to start a movement of making ART valuable while I'm still here to tell stories and imbue my essence into each and every piece that I sell.
As not everyone can afford high-quality original artwork, I also offer quality prints of each original at a much lower cost.
This is a small part of my story. I look forward to having you be a part of my community.