Tamar Messer is a highly talented and respected Israeli artist and teacher. Her works include books on Biblical subjects, among which are the Passover Haggadot, Song of Songs, the Book of Ecclesiastes, the Book of Lamentations, and the Book of Ruth. Messer's work also includes ketubot, illustrated scrolls, challah covers and invitations. Her various techniques include silk screen, linoleum printing, Japanese paper cutting, sculpture and mosaic work. Her work can be found in many major art collections, including the New York Jewish Museum, Harvard University, Yale University, the Library of Congress, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as in private collections in Israel and abroad. Messer's illustrative style draws on the panoramas, seasons, and flora and fauna of the Land of Israel, and her color palate is influenced by the vivid Mediterranean light, sun, and sea.