Yaelle was born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Her formal art education began at Haifa University where she majored in Fine Art and English literature. Her education continued at The National Academy of Art and Design in New York City.
When Yaelle relocated from Israel to San Diego, California in 1989, she became fascinated with the clear bright, rich pastel colors of the American West, reminiscent for her of the glorious light of Israel. Her exhibitions in San Diego concentrated on landscapes and portrait paintings, in the tradition of the early Dutch genre scenes by Vermeer and DeHooch, and later in the 19th and 20th century styles of the French painters Bonnard and Vuillard.
Yaelle's earlier paintings portray elegant interiors, using the motif of open windows and doorways to disclose the charming views to landscapes surrounding the Mediterranean.
Several years ago, she spent inspiring time in the artists' colony of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as a preparation for a solo exhibit at The National Arts Club in New York City. She was awarded a grant from Queens Council on the Arts, as well as recognition by Schuyler G. Chapin, New York's Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, who conferred on her the status of "New York Artist". Presently, Yaelle resides and exhibits her works in New York City.
Yaelle's paintings and a tapestry were part of the permanent collection of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, New York City, from 1993 through 2004. She has also exhibited in The National Arts Club, NYC from 1996 until the present time.
Additionally, her works were chosen to be part of the permanent collection of the Designer and Decorator's (D&D) showroom, William Butler Yeats Club (NYC), the San Diego, CA Art Institute, as well as numerous private exhibits both in the U.S. and abroad.