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Collage Figure #9

Gail Ragains
Ugallery 5345197901 UGallery

Acrylic paint and collage on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front and back


15" h x 11" w |0 lbs. 2 oz.

In stock $350



In artist Gail Ragains ' evocative portrait, gestural abstract shapes develop into a human figure. Painted in loose strokes, a nude woman sits in an absorbing meditative state. The pale blue and mint background bring out the deeper hues in the collaged material's color while the composition's ragged edges create more texture and spontaneity. Surprises in the shapes and patterns emerge from the layering of the sheets.

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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