Posted September 29, 2009on:
Los Angeles, CA
May 20, 2009
Award Winning Artist Brings Light to Those in Need
Renowned artist, Maya Green, donates her work to help those in need of mental and emotional uplift.
Artist, Maya Green, this week donated a valuable collection of her popular art to The Elements of Bright Sun (TEOBS) Foundation in Los Angeles; which provides free artwork to hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centers.
The non-profit organization aims to promote healing through art, believing bright colors and light promote health and increase happiness.
TEOBS founder, Irena Orlov, said of Maya Green’s contribution: “TEOBS is honored to have received such a generous donation. Maya Green’s work is incredibly dynamic and uplifting, and as a result of her gift many people will feel the brilliant positivity of her art, at times when they are most in need.”
The original paintings and Giclée prints will be offered for sale on the TEOBS website (www.teobs.com). Once the paintings are sold, large edition prints will be made with the proceeds, and placed free of charge in public places where they can best promote healing.
Maya Green is an internationally renowned artist who has exhibited all over the world, and whose work hangs in collections on four continents. Her incredible gift for using color and light to enliven her work sets her apart from other artists.
Her collection “The Elements of Bright Sun” (www.yessy.com/MAYA) received so much acclaim and generated so much positive response, it inspired the creation of TEOBS Foundation. Maya believes her gift can help bring positive changes to peoples’ lives. She says: “I’m an artist because it’s my nature and, in a certain way, my instinct; I can’t live the other way. When people see my paintings I’d like them to be happier and kinder.”
Irena Orlov formed TEOBS Foundation after receiving thousands of responses to Maya’s work. It became clear to Irena that art has the power to affect peoples’ well being in a very real way. Irena said: “TEOBS Foundation is the bridge between artists who create optimistically bright and energizing art, and people who experience a lack of positive emotions. TEOBS supports the artists by helping them bring their colorful work to people whom it can help balance their physical and emotional states and facilitate healing.”
Collection by Maya Green
All artists paint with color. But in the hands of Maya Green; color takes on a whole different spectrum of meaning.
It’s almost as if color was created for her to use. Her bold reds, dramatic blues, and sunshine yellows leap off each and every canvas and envelop the viewer in their elemental energy.
She says: ““For me, the piece is completed when I have an irresistible feeling to walk into it and enjoy walking there.” Her incredible gift means that she transmits this feeling to her viewer; immersing them in the emotions created by her vivid palette, and compelling them to walk with her.
And nowhere is this spectacular talent for color more apparent than in her aptly named collection: “The Elements of Bright Sun”. Each piece is a journey into the vivid, dramatic, landscapes that have inspired her work; and describes the spiritual beauty she finds in nature.
Maya believes that her landscapes should help people to see the beauty most of us miss in our frantic lives. She says: “In my pictures, I try to catch the moment and give people the opportunity to look at that natural beauty and take a break. It’s important because people are so busy nowadays they easily forget they’re part of that beauty.”
In this latest collection she has achieved a respect for beauty and color that is extraordinary. In award-winning piece, “The Beautiful Land”, this makes itself felt in broad sweeps of powerful yellow, vivid ultramarine, and dynamic reds that take your breath away. All are applied with a palette knife, as Maya believes it expresses energy no brush can.
Maya is truly a global artist: having lived in Israel, the US and her native Ukraine. Her experience on three continents informs her work to the present day and can be felt in the depth of response she consistently evokes as an artist.
For Maya, being an artist is not merely a profession but a state of being. When she paints she is absorbed entirely in the act of creation, intuitively choosing the dynamic colors that define her paintings. She believes that color has transformative power and positive healing energy, and her work is testament to that belief.
This collection, “The Elements of Bright Sun”, has the power to uplift, captivate and transform with its brilliance and energy, making us all feel touched by the bright, bright sun that is Maya Green.
Collection by Maya Green
When Maya Green paints the colors sing; and anyone hearing them is instantly entranced.
In her new collection “Jazz & Dance” music is present in every masterful stroke of the bold, vivid oils of Maya’s palette.
Inspired by the eloquence of jazz and the passion of dance, each piece in this collection is powerfully evocative of her favorite music. From the moody blues and fiery oranges of “Bluegrass Music” to the dramatic, crashing reds and yellows of “High Note”: Maya’s love for music as an art form comes through loud and clear.
“Jazz & Dance” collectively captures musical emotion in Maya’s inimitable style; making sure that viewers feel its resonance. She says: “I want them to smell the fragrance in the air, hear the melody and clattering shoes of dancers….enjoy the music of my paintings.” This desire is achieved with brilliance and panache, no viewer is left unmoved by the incredible intensity of Maya’s expression and colors.
This passion for sharing her experience of music is borne of a spiritual appreciation of fellow artistes. Maya says: “Musicians are spiritually close to me…they share their emotions through sounds… as I share them through my art pieces.” This collection is her tribute to the work of musicians who have inspired her through their art. It is Maya’s great gift that she is able to translate into bold vivid color the dynamics of music.
Maya, a native of Ukraine, has been fascinated with music for as long as she has been fascinated with color and light. For her they are both part of existence, and she cannot imagine her life without either of them. This collection is a beautifully natural fusion of the two most sensuous forms of expression, exquisitely executed.
And for Maya, art is the most natural way to enhance life. She says: “I’m an artist because it’s my nature and, in a certain way, my instinct; I can’t live the other way.” She believes it is impossible to teach art, because it is an intangible ability and either exists within the artist or not.
“Jazz & Dance” is a culmination of Maya’s belief in the healing power of art and music, and the positive energy it transmits. She hopes that when people look at her paintings they feel happier and kinder.
And there is no doubt that Maya’s incredible touch is felt by all who see her work; bringing light and color into their hearts for a moment. With this powerful collection she goes one further, and compels them to hum a little tune too.