Nira is one of Michal's first clients. Nira used to travel from her Kibbutz—Ayelet Hashachar, located in the north of Israel—to meet Michal and buy her jewelry when Michal's business was still in its infancy. At this point in time Michal had a selling stand at the artisan's fair at Nahalat Binyamin.
The customer – retailer relationship had quickly evolved into friendship, a friendship based on admiration, inspiration, and love.
About 3 years ago when Nira turned 73 years old she suddenly started painting. Without any formal education, she started creating colorful and vivid artwork.
On the 24th of September, Nira's first exhibition will be opened at the Amalya Arbel Gallery, sponsored by Michal Negrin.
More than 50 paintings from Nira's collection will be exhibited in the gallery.
Her vivid and joyful paintings have been an inspiration to Michal, who designed a line of evening dresses using images to pay homage to Nira and their friendship.