The Intriguing Work of Harold Braul

“When people pose for a photograph their expressions tend to have a hallow quality about them; in painting I try to capture the real, unguarded essence of the image.” Regarding his group compositions he says, “My goal is to render a likeness of the scene before me while at the same time capturing the energy of the relationship between the subjects.  I try to leave the audience with the idea that something has just happened or is about to happen.” – Harold Braul

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Meet the Artist ~ Harold Braul ~ August 9th & 10th

2024/08/10

About Harold Braul

Harold Braul was born in 1960 in southern Ontario.  His early introduction to art began at age 6, when he studied under the tutelage of a private teacher. It was during this period of his life where he became a faithful disciple of color, line and light.  In his later years his works would become informed through his study of Industrial Design at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, however to this day he maintains the child-like whimsy that first drew him to the medium.

 

Braul draws his snapshot scenes from imagination that is filtered through memory. While his work depicts the realities of everyday life, each figure and setting is conjured from the artist’s own interior vision of urban existence. Similar to the French Impressionists of the 19th century, Braul finds beauty in the mundane sights of the modern city: a commuter awaiting his connection, or the billow of an overcoat on a rain-swept street. These glimpses of the everyday are rendered in bold color tempered with a soft, seductive luminescence.

Braul uses loose strokes, vibrating lines and diffuse light to highlight themes of motion and flux that characterize his work: a cyclist corners a turn, a bird prepares to take flight, a bistro boils with bold, noisy color and lively figures. Each moment represented suggests an unfolding narrative. Each moment, though ordinary, expresses the extraordinary play of light and color that may be found in the simplest scenes of city life.

Questions Answered

Regarding his group compositions he says, “My goal is to render a likeness of the scene before me while at the same time capturing the energy of the relationship between the subjects.  I try to leave the audience with the idea that something has just happened or is about to happen.” – Harold Braul

Trained as an urban designer, Braul creates a pictorial space that is seemingly three-dimensional. The thick, fluid application of oil paint gives the surface of his work an almost sculptural appearance. By using a combination his hands, palette knives and brushes, the medium is worked in palpable strokes to create a rich, material texture.

Yes! Harold Braul does do commissions for his collectors, please reach out to our art consultants to work on a commission with him.

“When people pose for a photograph their expressions tend to have a hallow quality about them; in painting I try to capture the real, unguarded essence of the image.”

Ordering Harold Braul‘s Art at Marcus Ashley Gallery

Thanks to the world-class resources available at Marcus Ashley Gallery, you can obtain an Harold Braul’s original work of art or an unique commission online.  One of his stunning works of art would feature nicely in a home, office, or anywhere you’re displaying your personal collection.

Find inspiration in Harold’s highly sought-after works, prized by collectors from around the world. Our gallery is proud to be able to offer these works and commissions through our site. If you would like to propose a unique commission for Harold Braul, contact us.

Original Paintings

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$2,660.00

Sold Pieces

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