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Tag: Rebecca Guay

Rebecca Leveille’s vibrant new body of work may come has a surprise to fans of the soft, dream-like quality of her previous pieces, featured here on our blog. "You can probably see my love of Lautrec, Japanese prints and Gerda Wegner in the new body", she explains. For her upcoming solo show "Savage Garden", opening at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles on March 26th, her subjects' previous sensuality is brought to an elegant and refined shape.
Rebecca Guay is an artist whose dreamlike watercolor paintings invite viewers to languish in their sensual imagery. Ornamented with gold leaf, her female protagonists luxuriate on lofty clouds and in cool lagoons. The characters look like goddesses unfettered by mortal woes, at ease in their nudity. Guay's style of rendering figures with elongated faces and limbs evokes the Pre-Raphaelite movement of the 19th century, though her flat style gives her work a more contemporary look reminiscent of Japanese illustration. Take a look at some of her latest works below.

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