His approach on painting evolved out of the Abstract
Expressionist movement that dominated the international
art scene throughout the 1940s and 1950s. His inspiration
was found in the work of artists such as Bacon, Goya and
Durer. Bragg's ability to intrigue the viewer can be
attributed to his strong sweeping strokes with the palette
knife. Building thick gestured layers into impressive, yet
subtle figures, Bill focuses on the manner, in which
pigments are placed on the canvas. His use of color and
texture create an atmosphere of romance and spiritualism.
Bill pursues methods that will allow the viewer to
contemplate ideas and thoughts inspired by his work.
Though his luscious paintings Bill Bragg takes care of the
visual, leaving the responsibilities of the analytical to
Bill, who resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, has been
an active painter since the early 1960s. He began his
artistic journey at the Ontario College of Art, where he
focused on life drawing, painting and printmaking. After a
successful career in the Canadian museum field, he moved
to the Okanagan so that he could pursue his painting full
Bill Bragg's works is found in collections throughout
Canada and the United States of America.