Original art for sale at | Grace by Gail Ragains | $600 | mixed media artwork | 30' h x 22' w | ..\art\mixed-media-artwork-Grace-74523

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Gail Ragains
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Acrylic paint, graphite, and charcoal on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front and back


30" h x 22" w |0 lbs. 5 oz.

In stock $600



Artist Gail Ragains demonstrates a graceful and delicate image of the back of a nude figure. She paints the piece with expressive gestural strokes, appearing simple yet strong. Thin lines of graphite adjacent to bolder lines of charcoal constitute the figure. The loose brushwork adds to the contemplative atmosphere of the composition.

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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