Greg Ragland

(1958 - present)

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Greg Ragland

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I experience nature by watching the flight of birds moving through the sky, listen to leaves moved by the wind and the songs of birds.

Greg grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He studied architecture at Arizona State University, received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and his MFA from the University of Utah. After spending six years in Los Angeles and seven years in New York City, Greg moved to Park City, Utah, and then settled in southern Utah.

Greg’s Color Field paintings are freeze frame glimpses of nature’s creatures in abstracted color compositions.He experiences nature by watching the flight of birds moving through the sky, listening to leaves moved by the wind and the songs of birds. With time spent in the outdoors watching the clouds and listening to the wind, it is nature that has fueled a never ending passion of color and movement.

This series of paintings is a contemporary take on a typically traditional subject matter. The detailed rendering is cast into the minimal abstract composition of the highly developed complex surfaces. They are abstracted, voyeuristic portals to nature’s amazing visual gifts. These works bring nature indoors and give the viewer the opportunity to get lost in the calming simplicity and the seductiveness of nature.

Greg has shown in numerous galleries throughout the US and also in Bristol and London, UK. He has shown at the Sundance Film Festival and has done several public painting and sculpture commissions for the Park City Aquatic Center, Park City, UT and Salt Lake City, UT.