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Gestural Ink Drawing #3

Gail Ragains
Ugallery 5345198261 UGallery

Ink artwork on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front and back


14" h x 11" w |0 lbs. 5 oz.

In stock $275



Artist Gail Ragains displays a figurative abstract of a willowy woman in the nude. Expressive washes of ink establish her slender features and lengthy jet-black hair. Gail works quickly and intuitively to capture the delicate gesture at a specific and tender moment. She creates graceful linework with bamboo reeds and alternates application with bamboo reeds for a more volatile consistency. "I work with models weekly. Short poses of 1-5 minutes do not allow for overthinking and overworking."

Gail Ragains

Redwood City, California

Artist Gail Ragains paints abstract figurative works defined by strong color combinations and intuitive mark-making. "I approach each creative process as an open-ended improvisation," says Gail. "It is an evolving journey without preconceived plans for a predictable outcome. I react to the materials at hand, stripping away the non-essentials to give a loose interpretation of form, movement, and human expression." Inspired by the physical gestures and emotions of people, the human figure dominates Gail's art. As a young person, Gail was active in dance, ice skating, and gymnastics and competed in triathlons in her 20s. While pursuing a career as a massage therapist for 25 years, Gail simultaneously attended art classes through community colleges, the local Art League, and workshops with artists she admires. Having lived in California her entire life, Gail is influenced by the California colors—golden hills, clear blue skies, swimsuits, and swimming pools. Today, her studio is in her backyard just a few steps away from the home she shares with her husband. “In this workspace, I have everything I need. Good light, music, fresh air, and my studio mate, Sadie, the cutest 14 lb. mixed-breed rescue pup.”

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