Bracha Guy is an artist whose creative impulse is rarely at rest. She is continually seeking new means of expression and unusual contextual combinations and forms. Throughout her work, certain characteristics and motifs recur: a rich palette and ornamentation with a pronounced Eastern nuance. With strong hues of red, green, turquoise and gold combining ancient and modern cultures, Bracha Guy creates a festive atmosphere, reflecting her optimism about life. The ornateness of her paintings, with their abundant convolutions, generate a warm atmosphere of cushioning and flattering charm and reflect her admiration of the work of Henri Matisse. Contemplating her works, the spectator is enthusiastically and movingly drawn into the beauty of the astonishing world mirrored there. Instead of a calculated plan, Guy's works are a release of feeling through color and form. She does not paint from sketches, rather , from the moment she holds a brush in her hand, color takes charge. As the artist herself puts it, "I have a yearning to cover the world with beauty, to create and infuse it with life."
A 28" x 20" oil on panel, with hand carved wood scalloping at the top, in Very Good to Excellent Condition. Signed Lower Left.