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Gestural Ink Drawing #5

Gail Ragains
Ugallery 5345198441 UGallery

Ink and charcoal on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front and back


14" h x 11" w |0 lbs. 3 oz.

In stock $250



The line between figurative and abstract structures blurs in artist Gail Ragains' intuitive work. A reflection of the nude body evolves within her gestural strokes. Gail works quickly and energetically to capture the delicate postural affect of the tender moment. She allows the material to drip, and smudge which adds to the expressive movement in this piece.

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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