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Waves

14.00"W x 17.00"H x 0.0"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Brian Ragsdale

WOODSTOCK, VT

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: abstract, abstract, conceptual, minimal

Media: acrylic, gold

Size: 14"W x 17"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

I create graphic images that tell a psychological story. I took a meditation workshop and sat in silence all weekend long. Each wave is made with one brush stroke without lifting the paper. I like the empty spaces where the brush does not touch the paper, as these become as meaningful as the painted spaces themselves.

My name is Brian Ragsdale. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. When I was in elementary school I would finish my quizzes with time to spare. The top of the pages became my mini-art canvas. I would draw all over the tops and corners of my paper. My teachers would write, “Brian, great job on the quiz but please watch the doodling.” I was like why would anyone comment on a doodle if I did so well on a quiz? Of course, I didn’t think of it as a doodle but as self-expression or what has now become my art. Well, as you can see the doodling has gotten way out of hand. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing or thinking about painting, and this creative fire has never stopped. I earned my fine arts and graphic arts design degree in 1985 from Morgan State University, completing all of my course work in 1981 (long story), and then worked as an illustrator and graphic designer in South Norwalk, Ct with my company named "Rags-a-tizing". I spent 14 years or so being a graphic artist, compugraphic typesetter, and production artist,. Across my career, I have completed design projects for local high schools, museums, community agencies, small business owners, and corporations like IBM and Pepsi-Cola. Being an artist is a part of my identity and I also love the field of psychology. I have earned my masters (1998) and doctorate in clinical psychology in 2000, another life achievement was being selected as the “Outstanding Student in Art” award, nominated by the art professors at Morgan.

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